Google is pushing up the ante a bit in promoting the new Google Play Books section in its Play Store. Previously offered audiobooks now have their own space in Google Play Books and are audio versions of books. Amazon’s Audible has been the premier go-to audiobook marketplace for some time now, but the search engine is looking for a piece of the action.
For a change in times, Google is making big announcements at CES. We’ve already heard about Google Pay, and now Google has announced ‘Smart Displays.’ These are essentially Google Home speakers with the Google Assistant that have a built-in display, and they’ll be made by various hardware partners. Think of them as a collection of Echo Show-like speakers, only powered by the Google Assistant and not Amazon Alexa.
A new report from a trusted source has indicated the market share each Amazon and Google have in the up and coming smart home speaker sector. You might be surprised by the results.
Verizon, America’s largest carrier, has been offering $300 off the price of the Google Pixel 2 or Google Pixel 2 XL for customers visiting a store, which has now been extended to online sales. Today, the deal is also being combined with 50% off the initial Google Home price.
Google’s original smart speaker, Google Home, now supports two concurrent commands following a recently received, but minor, software update.
Thought the deals were over? Think again. Today is Cyber Monday, which will mark the end to most early bird holiday sales. Google held back with its Black Friday weekend promotion, not announcing any discounts too spectacular beyond the $29 Google Home Mini, but that’s because the search giant was saving something for today.
It’s 2017. People shop in a variety of ways. With Black Friday weekend just beginning, and major brands preparing big Cyber Monday discounts, they’ll make sure that deals are available over the internet.
Google has announced the release of a new feature for Google Home and Google Home Mini. Called ‘Broadcasting,’ the addition introduces the ability to broadcast messages across to Google Home speakers throughout your household.