Best Buy wants you to transition your home into a smart home with its latest set of deals. Purchasing any item or item(s) the retailer has marked as “smart” will get you another smart device for free. The free smart device is a smart speaker in that of the Google Home Mini and will act as the hub of which connects your smart home gear together.
The Google I/O 2018 developer conference is about to begin. The event will begin May 8 and conclude May 10. The search giant’s main event will be the keynote address on May 8 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. It begins at 1:00pm EDT and is expected to run about an hour and a half. During it, Google will highlight some of the major points of focus for this year’s event.
Google, the master of keeping things up to date, is rolling out an another update allowing for pairing of Google Home with Bluetooth speakers.
The Google Assistant keeps on getting better. Now one can easily set up personal routines with the help of Google Assistant. With a single command, Google Assistant can handle multiple tasks to get things done for you. Routines are rolling out now in the US and more countries will follow.
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.