Tencent Technology News, based on voice assistant smart speakers, as the current technology industry, a hot spot, countless companies to follow the Amazon launched the product. According to the latest news of foreign media, Google is developing a high-end version of the smart speakers, will be excellent sound quality as a selling point.
In the imitation of the Amazon Echo manufacturers include the United States Apple. Apple released the HomePod at the 2017 Global Development Conference. And the industry is different, Apple's speaker configuration is more high-end, with excellent audio performance at the press conference Apple executives also pay more attention to music playback, Apple's smart speakers priced at $ 350, will be listed in the fourth quarter.
According to the US science and technology news site 9to5Google exclusive reports, sources said, Google is developing a high-end speakers, the volume is more likely to have a stereo speaker, the price is higher than the current (Google Home pricing 129 US dollars), this Speakers with better sound quality, and the market will be on the Sonos Play and Apple has not yet sold the game to compete.
Allegedly, in Google, this high-end smart speaker development code is "Google Home Max & rdquo ;.
At present, the details of this high-end audio is still unknown, the message is only that design and materials will be high-end positioning.
In early October, Google will host a fall hardware conference, in addition to this year's Pixel series flagship mobile phone, Google will also release a mini version of the smart speakers, priced at $ 49, may be similar to Amazon's product Echo Dot.
Apple released high-end version of HomePod, but also to the industry brought some inspiration. According to US media reports, Amazon is developing a high-end version of the Echo speakers, the use of better parts, the main music player, pricing will be much higher than the current Echo products, but when the speaker is still unknown The
On Wednesday, Amazon also made a full line of Echo refresh, the main Echo dropped to $ 100.
The global technology industry set off a wave of imitation of the Amazon, such as China's Alibaba Group, Lenovo Group, millet and other companies, have released a smart speaker. However, smart speakers behind the need to rely on artificial intelligence-based voice assistant, and in this area, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in the industry ahead, the level of voice assistant also directly determines the number of features provided by intelligent speakers.
In the smart speaker market, Amazon and Google are currently in a leading position, the two companies have begun to implement a full range of intelligent speaker design to meet the user's more scenes, expand market share.
It is worth mentioning that, in the previously released products, Google and Amazon did not smart speakers as the best music player, the user can voice instructions on-demand network songs, voice assistant will be connected to the home dedicated audio equipment and smart TV and other equipment, broadcast music or video content.