Google Home Hub smart speaker display rumoured to launch on October 9

Sheri Evans
September 21, 2018

This will seemingly offer relatively simple functionality, giving users the ability to turn off power for specific devices through the company's digital assistant.

These new Echo models look like solid additions to Amazon's lineup. The device will cost $49 eventually, but for now it is invite only and will cost $24.99. Behind the screen is the speaker with a mute toggle as well, and the Hub sports the same Chalk White colour as other Google speakers.

Amazon has also boosted Alexa's short-term memory so that follow-up questions no longer require a wake word. Much like the previous model, though, the new one makes use of the same four-button layout.

Echo Input is like an Echo Dot without a speaker, just the microphones.

Available later this year for $34.99.

The redesigned Echo Plus has little in the way of design changes and looks more or less the same as its predecessor. Amazon says the device will have better, and louder, sound.

The pricing and availability for the Home Hub has been tipped by Android Authority as being "available later this fall for $149". The product is available for order today and will begin shipping next month.

Amazon is clearly aware of this and so has announced the launch of Echo Sub.

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The Echo Link and the Echo Link Amp: For those of you with existing in-ceiling speakers or an existing AV set up, Amazon is announcing the Link and Link Amp so you can hear Alexa over those speakers.

When you want to combine Alexa's intelligence with serious sound equipment, now you can with Echo Link ($200). And then there's the Echo Sub, which can add some real bass to the music that you pump out of your Echo speakers.

The second iteration of Amazon's Smart Display comes with better sound and a 10-inch display.

The leaked pictures show the Google Home Hub from all angles. The Echo Show has had on-demand services for some time but now Hulu is bringing their live TV streaming service to Amazon's newest Echo Show. The second-gen Echo Show will retail for $229.99. The team started with the most popular appliance that's out there today.

A number of different automakers have embraced Amazon's Alexa, but that doesn't help millions of drivers who own older vehicles.

The idea of a microwave that uses Alexa seemed like a farce when rumors about it surfaced earlier this week.

As per details shared in the report by Google's Home Hub product page, the speaker will support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi connection along with Bluetooth.

Obviously the whole point of a smart home ecosystem is that you're supposed to buy all the devices, creating an interconnected environment more intelligent than the sum of its parts.

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