“Chirp” Is Google’s Answer To Amazon Echo; Could Be In Your Home Later This Year

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The Amazon Echo can do just about everything — order pizza, pay your credit card bill, and answer all your spur-of-the-moment questions, among other things — but can it compete with other connected home speakers? That’s something Google is poised to find out with its own connected-device that could launch later this year.

Re/code reports that Google is working on a hardware device — internally known as “Chirp” (possibly a reference to Google’s Nest line of connected home products) — that would integrate the company’s search and voice assistant technology, rivaling the Amazon Echo and its voice assistant Alexa.

The device, which Google declined to comment on, is said to resemble the tech giant’s OnHub wireless router and would likely use the preferred command “Okay, Google” already in use in the company’s Android phones.

While Re/code reports that the new device probably won’t be unveiled at Google’s I/O conference next week, but is expected to debut at some point this year.

Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo is code-named ‘Chirp’ and is landing soon [Re/code]

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