Google is Expected to Introduce a Competitor to Amazon Echo
According to reports, Google is developing a competitor to the personal assistant Amazon Echo. The project dubbed internally “Chirp” should integrate search technology and Google voice command.
The new product must have a format similar to the OnHub router developed by Google in partnership with other companies. This is a response to the surprising success of the Amazon device in the United States, released in late 2014. The Amazon Echo has its estimated sales of more than 3 million units, according to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. The device has already become one of Amazon’s main bets.
The Echo is an intelligent speaker that comes with Alexa, a personal assistant that responds to voice commands. It can, for example, reply questions, play music, create task lists, set alarms, read news and books, and also give information about the weather and traffic.
According to sources, there’s no possibility that the Chirp will be released at the Google I / O — the company’s annual developer conference, which will take place between 18 and 20 May, rather, the product should be announced and hit the market by the end of the year.
It has to be said that the more these companies compete with one another, the better it will be for consumers as they will get better products.