Does Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Have An Echo Show Killer In the Works?

Does Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Have An Echo Show Killer In the Works?

Google is reportedly working on a smart touchscreen speaker for video calling and more to compete with rival Amazon's Echo Show.

Amazon announced a slew of new products on Wednesday, including new Echo devices that house Amazon's smart voice-activated assistant Alexa, as well as some nifty new features. The idea seemed to like Facebook, who would also be working on a simulate, and now also Google, which according to TechCrunch would be doing the same with a device known internally with the name Manhattan.

However, given the Echo Show's presence (Amazon just released it in the United Kingdom following the US-only launch), there's now "internal pressure" to get Google's rival out this year.

Please don't mistake my scepticism for a lack of excitement, I'd buy the hell out of any Google Home screen device.

No information was given on how much the Google Manhattan device will cost, but Amazon's Echo Show now sells for $229.99.

Does Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Have An Echo Show Killer In the Works?
Does Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Have An Echo Show Killer In the Works?

Amazon said it has a "new collection of connected products that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices".

In addition to the work to get the hardware together and running properly, getting a device to market means Google has to work with several partners to make their platforms and content available on the device. The new Amazon Echo is priced at $99. One important difference, however, is that Google's "Manhattan" would be able to play YouTube videos, a feature that Google just pulled access to from the Amazon's Echo Show. Any smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat or later has the Google Assistant installed (just long-press the home button and boom). It goes without saying that Amazon's Echo was the original smart-home device in the market.

Earlier this week Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google suddenly removed YouTube streaming video service from Amazon.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo Show smart speaker. It's possible that the Manhattan device could be announced at the upcoming event.

This is also known after Google chose to eliminate support for YouTube in the Amazon Echo - application that will be on your device, of course. According to a report from Verge, Amazon will launch the Echo Show in Germany and United Kingdom soon. However, it does not have a display like the newer Echo Show. "There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers".

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