Now, Google has one.
When it came time to build the Google Home Hub, Google didn't use any of this.
At the time, I thought it a bit of an odd proposition.
One of the primary obstacles that prevents people from immersing themselves in smart home technology is the idea of a hard setup. Keep in mind though, that both of those devices have larger screens than the 7-inch display on the Google Home Hub. Just tap on the icon in the top right corner of the screen after you've activated your Google Assistant or swipe up. I have been keeping an eye on this thread since the beginning and have good news.
Recently, Google has brought about some enhancements to its Google Home app. Aside from four color options, some unique features and some that will arrive on the competing products soon. In addition to this update, Google Home Speaker is also getting a playback speed control feature that will allow the users to increase or decrease the playback speed of news and podcasts.
The smart lightbulbs by GE that don't require a hub. Devices may not be the dominant way consumers will access those content providers, but smart displays for the home give Google, Amazon, Facebook and others an additional opportunity beyond TVs, smartphones and computers to sell and rent their video services and related apps to consumers. It'll then provide you a transcript of what's being said in real-time. Google Maps, Photos, and even YouTube have always been a pre-installed and useful extra part of Android, but they've never been a core selling point for a product. And with its built-in smart-home hub and camera for video calling and Skype, it's really shaping up to be an all-purpose device for smart-home owners.
And suggested responses will appear on the display: Tap one and it will be announced to your visitor, so they hear, "Sorry, we're not interested" when a salesperson is trying to hawk their wares.
Other smart displays will get these features with a software update. Notably, the support page also suggests that users can now ask Google Home to read news about a topic, for example "Listen to news about North Korea", or "Play the latest on Donald Trump".
The Google Home Hub is better for you if you have a limited amount of space, or if you're looking for something you can carry around. After all, Google also decided against using the Qualcomm 624, which is a processor designed for use with home hubs, and instead opted for an Amlogic CPU. The idea is to remove what Google calls the "billboard effect" where your eyes are drawn to the brightness of the display in a dim room. We've not yet heard the Google Home Hub, but on previous form the JBL is likely to have it beat for sonics.