Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Amazon unveils the next-gen Echo and Echo Plus smart speakers

Google reportedly working on a smart screen speaker codenamed Manhattan
     
     
       By Ida Torres Google reportedly working on a smart screen speaker codenamed Manhattan By Ida Torres
Lucas Bell | 30 September, 2017, 04:32

This means that it will function at a level beyond the existing Google Home speaker which provides Google Assistant and Smart Home controls to add in functions like video calling, YouTube viewing, photo browsing, and more. Smart home camera support on Fire TV now works on a range of devices from companies including Arlo, Ring, Nest, and August.

Amazon is doing really great with Amazon Echo smart speaker in the technology market and hence chose to come up with a few more editions of the same smart speaker with even more smart features inside. It will be available in Germany and the United Kingdom next year.

The speaker structure is internally different from previous year and they have been improved for better sound quality. For a limited time, customers can get the all-new Fire TV and Echo Dot together for $79.99 or the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot together for $59.99-a 33 percent savings. But now that Amazon and its Echo devices are going full blast with a whole new line of products and the Echo Show doing well (well, except for that whole YouTube thing of course), it looks like they will be focusing on the Manhattan device.

Now one of the advantages that Alexa has over the Google Assistant, is the fact that there is a whole section on Amazon's website for products that work with Alexa. Basically, it's an alarm clock that come with tiny 2.1-inch screen to let users perform video calls or monitor their security cam footages.

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Also announced this week was the Amazon Echo Plus, a speaker that's much more similar in appearance to the original 1st generation Amazon Echo.

The technology giant would be manufacturing a speaker that would keep certain similarities with the Amazon Echo Show. Pre-orders for the Echo Connect begin today.

Amazon's Echo Show may soon get some competition from Google. Now you can just tell your Echo to call anyone in your contacts or speak out a specific number to dial. The buttons will cost $19.99 each.

While there are no words on the design and specs of the Google smart tabletop speaker, the report suggests that it would run an Android version that would make it easier to connect with other devices. Routines are essentially multiple commands built into one voice action, like turning off the lights, locking the door, and turning off the television with a single "Alexa, good night".

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