Google Home, the smart speaker powered by Google’s AI, is going to launch is the UK before June. Google exec Rick Osterloh told the publication the rough launch date at the Mobile World Congress MWC 0217, going on to say that the search company was uniquely positioned to beat its main rival in the sector, Amazon’s Echo.
“We have got so much history with people using our search products and people using voice queries through the Android phone, that we are able to much better answer these types of question,” said Osterloh. “All this data really helps in us making sure we understand what the user is looking for.”
Google has launched the Google Home in the United States in last Novemeber, which is powered by Google Asistant. Like the Amazon Echo, Google Home is capable of answering of a basic question, carry out simple and easy tasks like setting timers, and user can also be used it to control the smart home products. However, unlike the Amazon Echo, it can also remember the context of questions, and allowing users to ask queries like “Who is the President of the United States?” and then follow-ups like “When was he born?”
Amazon, though, has a sizable head star in the smart speaker department, the company has announced, last week, that it has launched more than 10 thousands skills for its digital assistant Alexa. The Amazon Alexa has been available in the UK since last September.