Google seems to be developing a smart speaker with a display that will launch later this year during the holiday season. The intelligent speaker won’t just carry any touch display, but it will reportedly be an intelligent display based on Google’s ‘Smart Display’ platform.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, industry sources have suggested that Google will take on Amazon Echo Show by introducing a rival smart speaker with built-in ‘Smart Display’. The search giant is said to have “an aggressive plan” against Amazon, and targets to “ship some 3 million units for the first batch”, as per the industry source. This might just be the most-premium addition to Google’s Home range of speakers.
“Google targets to ship some 3 million units for the first batch of the new model of smart speaker that comes with a screen,” the report quoted an industry source. “It’s an aggressive plan.”
Google introduced its new ‘Smart Display’ platform earlier this year, which is backed by Google Assistant. Last month, it launched first Smart Display product with Lenovo, dubbed Lenovo Smart Display. But so far the company hasn’t utilized Smart Display for any of its own product.
With the anticipated Amazon Echo Show rival, Google is suggested to include Smart Display in Home range of speakers that will rely on voice commands. It is said to include feature for image and video recognition as well. Further, it is reported to come with direct YouTube video playing capabilities, check calendars, and viewing Google Maps option.