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Google Just Unveiled the Home Mini to Challenge Amazon's Echo Dot

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The Mini appears to be ready to do battle with Amazon's Echo Dot, while the Max looks to do battle with Apple's premium HomePod smart speaker.

The Google Home Mini will be available in stores starting 19 October for Dollars 49. By offering a lower-priced offering, Google hopes to goose sales for voice assistant platform, much like Amazon saw with the Echo Dot. Instead, it'll only feature a few lights on top and a microphone switch on the back (as well as a micro-usb plug for powering it).

The Google Home Mini was leaked a couple of times recently, so you knew it would play a part in Google's presentation today. The full-sized Google Home costs £129, comparatively.

Like Apple with the HomePod, Google is promising that its Max speaker will learn the user's musical tastes so it can become a digital DJ that automatically selects tunes that you'll enjoy. They even announced they're bringing Google Home to Japan later this week. You can also stream from a device to the speaker via Bluetooth, or plug in any device with an auxiliary input. Home Mini, like the larger Home, can be fully controlled by the users' voice. It will be rolling out to all the 7 countries in which the Home speakers are available.

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Both the devices are part of the Google Home product portfolio thus featuring Google Assistant support and will have all the features and functionalities that was featured in the earlier Google Home speaker. Amazon carefully developed three different versions so that its customers from every price bracket could buy and use Alexa.

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In conjunction with the new hardware, Google is also introducing a number of new features to the Google Home family of devices. Also, Google's free-of-cost Hands Free Calling is coming later this year to the United Kingdom as well. The device will be offered in a choice of Chalk and Charcoal color options and comes with a 12-month subscription to YouTube Red for free.

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