Google has fallen behind Amazon in the emerging smart speaker space. To catch up, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak suggested that Google should give all U.S. households a free Google Home Mini, which is being sold for $49 each.
Google June 29, 2018
The midrange Nokia 7 Plus is now available for preorder in the UK straight from the Nokia store, at a £349.99 price point. The smartphone ships on May 2 and bundles a free Google Home Mini smart speaker.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 21, 2018
Multiple users have reported of networking issues that apparently were caused by the Google Home Max. The smart speaker appeared to be crashing the TP-Link Archer C7 router, a problem that Google has confirmed and is currently investigating.
Google January 15, 2018
A YouTuber took a video of her Italian grandma as she plays around with a Google Home Mini speaker. Viewers apparently enjoyed her interaction with the device.
Smart Home January 1, 2018
Google Home Mini devices can now be controlled using the built-in touch controls on the surface of their fabric. This feature was turned off in October after a user discovered a flaw that caused the fabric to trigger the buttons.
Smart Home December 9, 2017
The Google Home Mini crashes when it's playing songs at high volume, according to users. Google has acknowledge the issue and said that it's working on a fix.
Smart Home December 3, 2017
Google Assistant just keeps getting better by the day. On Home, the virtual assistant can now take two commands at a time, and on every platform, it can connect you with local home service providers, such as plumbers and electricians.
Google December 1, 2017
Google’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are up. You won’t find any discounts for its latest flagship phones, but you can get its smart speakers for incredibly low prices.
Google November 23, 2017
Google is giving the Assistant a new feature that'll save you from wearing out your voice. Now you can broadcast a message to your family throughout your house filled with Home devices.
Smart Home November 14, 2017
Google just taught Assistant more than 50 new games, stories, and activities that can provide some family-fun entertainment for hours on end. The new actions are already available but only to U.S. residents.
Google October 25, 2017
When a Google Home Mini review unit secretly recorded thousands of messages, it spelled bad news for Google, especially at a time when it's competing with Amazon to win the smart home race.
Smart Home October 13, 2017
The Google Home Mini was recently the subject of controversy for recording audio clips without the user's permission. Google made the unprecedented move of disabling one of the main features of the smart speaker before its release.
Google October 12, 2017
A reviewer noticed something problematic about his Google Home Mini, something it wasn’t supposed to be doing at all. He discovered that it was listening to everything and sending those recordings to Google’s servers.
Google October 11, 2017
Google has unveiled the Google Home Mini, and as a result, the Amazon Echo Dot just gained a notable competitor in the budget smart speakers game.
Google October 7, 2017
There are now three Google Home smart speakers as part of Google’s plan to bring Assistant everywhere. The two newest additions are the entry-level Mini, and the much more expensive Max.
Google October 5, 2017
A leaked Best Buy newspaper flyer for next week revealed that customers who preorder the Pixel 2 from the retailer will also get a free Google Home Mini. The new devices will be revealed in Google's upcoming Oct. 4 event.
Google October 3, 2017
Droid Life has leaked the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, which Google will unveil in its Oct. 4 event. Other devices planned for the event are a new laptop, an Amazon Echo Dot challenger, and an updated Daydream View.
Google September 20, 2017