14 Facts About Google Home


Google Nest, previously named Google Home, is a line of smart speakers developed by Google under the Google Nest brand.

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The first device, Google Home, was released in the United States in November 2016; subsequent product releases have occurred globally since 2017.

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In May 2017, Google Home announced multiple updates, including: hands-free phone calling at no cost in Canada and the United States; proactive reminders ahead of scheduled events; visual responses on mobile devices or Chromecast-enabled televisions; Bluetooth audio streaming; and the ability to add reminders and calendar appointments.

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Original Google Home speaker released in November 2016 featured a cylindrical shape with colored status LEDs on top.

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In March 2016, reports were published about Google Home developing a wireless speaker to compete against the Amazon Echo.

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Google Home was officially announced at the company's developer conference in May 2016, where it was announced that Home would run the Google Assistant .

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Google Home defended the practice in a blog post: "As part of our work to develop speech technology for more languages, we partner with language experts around the world who understand the nuances and accents of a specific language, " Google Home wrote.

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In October 2021, the Google Home branding returned as a smart home platform for developers.

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Original Google Home model is a cylindrical speaker that is 5.

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In December 2017, Google released an update to Home Mini, allowing users to long-press the volume buttons to play and pause audio.

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The Wall Street Journal reported in October 2016 that Google Home hired writers from Pixar movies and The Onion satirical newspaper to develop a personality for the Assistant, with a long-term goal being to invoke a sense of emotional rapport in users.

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Various forms of both in-house and third-party services are integrated into Google Home, allowing users to speak voice commands to control interaction with them.

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Google Home has integration with each user's calendar, for adding reminders or appointments verbally.

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Google Home includes home automation features, enabling owners to use it as a central hub to control smart devices.

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