Google Home launched in India for Rs. 9999

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As for the Google Home Mini, it offers 360-degree audio with a 40mm driver. Both the smart speakers support far-field voice recognition to support the hands-free use and can be setup with the Google Home app on iOS and Android.

Google has launched it speakers, namely Google Home, Home Mini smart on Tuesday at an event in New Delhi. At select Philips Hue and Croma outlets, buyers will get the Philips Hue and Google Home Mini at a special bundled price. There are no immediate plans to bring the larger Google Home Max speaker to India at the moment. With Google's entry into the Indian market, the space will heat up for sure.

For connectivity, the Google Home Mini offers dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac as well as Bluetooth v4.1, letting it be used as both a Wi-Fi connected speaker and a Bluetooth speaker. Google might be looking to compete head-on with the e-commerce site. The Google Home and Google Home Mini will be available to buy online in the country exclusively via Flipkart, and will also be made available via offline stores. On the sloping top edge, you have two microphones.

But that's not it. So this means that a single unknown in the equation is not a problem for Google Home. One of the major use cases of such devices, controlling smart home devices is still in quite nascent stages in the country.

Everything? We sure hope so, but it's not the case. For Google devices, start with "Hey Google" or "Ok Google" to get answers from Google Assistant, set a reminder or an alarm and more. Four coloured LEDs and white-coloured LED rings denote the various operations of the Home.

But limiting Google Home to just your regular Q&A like "What's the weather today" or "Find the recipe for chicken lasagne" is not testing its full potential. The speakers can also be used to control Philips Hue lights, wherever they may be in the house. All you have to do is pair and command, "Ok Google, turn off the kitchen lights" and et voila. So those who think it is merely a speaker are going to be surprised in many ways. Google "Home Mini" is available in two colours of chalk and charcoal, while Google "Home" will reportedly be available initially in chalk only, and soon it will come with coral. However, the new two-command functionality has not been extended to the Google's AI assistant that accompanies Android smartphones.

Google Home is not for everyone.

Your Google Home will work only when it is connected to the internet at all times. And it's small enough to easily place anywhere in your home. How to build one?

Enable night mode: In night mode, Mini's lights dim and the volume lowers so that you you don't disturb others in your household when it's late (or early). Amazon Echo Plus is priced at Rs 14,999, Echo at Rs 9,999 and Echo Dot at Rs 4,499. They are priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 4,499 and Rs 14,999, respectively.

Amazon launched its Echo series of smart speakers in India last October.

For its intelligence, reliability, and performance, Google Home steals the limelight. Google Home may have the advantage of knowledge about local businesses, locations and traffic, but Alexa is able to do voice shopping, read out your book, or order your food or a cab.

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