Today Google has event was all about hardware and software together to play, but with AI and machine learning (aka Google Assistant) always the key differentiator. Google is deepening its leverage in knowledge graph and engineering talent search, maps/location and speech/text to speech expressed in products, people interact on a daily basis, not just the Web browser.
This is Google’s greatest word game with hardware & software even with AI in the Middle
In this month at the top of Google for a year go this transition. Sundar Pichai by a mobile first world to AI first called. He is not put the smartphone dominance in question, but rather to establish that this is Google’s bet beyond the Smartphone and Android, where they have the same Apple, Microsoft and Amazon can surpass. Remember back on search engines and how Google was not first on the market, but once she their lead and the advantage so far has been spread, be the standard setting for most people, surpass Google search was almost impossible.
There are very few players today the kind of access to personal data, to connect the right points and a real personal AI (Facebook is the best example), supply assistant so Google’s intention is to bring the competition to their own turf, could be where they have the home advantage, and where they produce a large gap , that in the long run, they will be able to outdo these competitors.
Call on the products, “Google Hardware 1.0.” Used to live in relative isolation until now nexus phones and other Google gadgets. Today’s announcement was a little reminiscent of an Apple event, in which an ecosystem by controlling hardware and software together build the product family. The rumors pixel is a new smartphone “made by Google”, there is a new sub$ 100 VR headphones, a new Google Wi-Fi router and a home device that acts on voice commands and finally a new Chromecast Ultra, the streamer is more capable.
In a way, none of these products are very unique, but there are more than you think. Here is a quick rundown where these products are:
Google pixel cell phones
Similar to: iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 10, HTC nexus 6 p
- Top notch hardware, camera, two sizes (5 “and 5.5”) on offer, flagship pricing
- One of the more iPhone-like Android devices still: no MicroSD, closed hardware/software experience, a dongle , To transfer your files and a price according to iPhones is no accident
- The differentiator first phone “made by Google”
- AI Assistant in the experience built, seamless OS updates which improves nexus already available
- Verizon exclusive could translate into mainstream promotion and distribution, which mobile phones was missing former ‘Google’. It will be still available, released by Amazon and other retailers
Similar to like: Eero, Google OnHub
- Wi-Fi router, which simply to, use a Smartphone app to manage and expand (only more Wi-Fi devices add and extend you your network – they see each other) sounds great on paper
- A single router is $129. Is a three-pack meant, while three Eero units are $499
- $299 AC1200 wireless speeds, simultaneous dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
- is able this j-year OnHub to happen, what is Google? What happens, if the same happens with WiFi?
- OnHub was nice, but not widespread positive reviews
Google home page get similar to such as: Amazon echo
- If there is any doubt Amazon on something with the ECHO, which confirmed it.
- the Google home is $129 vs. $180 for the echo of the Amazon. A trial Pack offer is $ 299.
- Not unlike other wizards, will derive Google home context questions and previous results, but Google is often cited, as with an IQ advantage over Alexa, Cortana and Siri
- Most prominent key switches the device two microphones, so home not “listening” all the time
- Establishes a connection and control Chromecast
- Will be nice , if living in the same household
- The ECHO has there more than a home device to play the upper hand through integrations with hundreds of “Skills” available until home above
Google DayDream VR headset
Similar to such as: Samsung gear VR, PlayStation VR
- Interesting point of view on design, uses fabric instead of plastic
- The phone of the heaviest part of the headphones when in use (stand-alone earphone is 220 grams)
- Small sensors control (included in the delivery) is quietly works only with the pixels at the start could dream a simple but effective solution to interact with VR content
- Other phones that support the day dream platform later used could be a niche waiting
- These headphones as well as a showcase remains example Google VR platform
- VR, tires will be accepted by the mainstream consumers to PlayStation, VR have a better chance at this
Similar such as: Amazon stick fire floor, roku, Apple TV
- Faster , 4 K and HDR where you get location
- Ethernet port twice as expensive as the standard $35 puck; It is Google’s worst entry in the TV-streaming market so far
- Main content hubs are YouTube, Netflix and Vudu
- Plays beautifully with cell phones (Android screen can be mirrored) and voice controlled will have Google home page
Note: There was no mention of Android + chrome OS hybrid “Andromeda”, but it’s very likely that Google has something of the nature of the works.