Google just revealed a $49 answer to Amazon's Echo Dot

Now the focus is hands-free calling on the Google Home.

Google has announced Home Max, a supersized speaker system meant to compete with Sonos and Apple's HomePod. And if you're not looking to buy a full-size Home because you're non-plussed about its speaker capabilities for music, then Home Mini is a cute and affordable way into the system.

Here's everything you need to know about the all-new Google Home Mini, including United Kingdom price, UK release date, specifications, features and design.

It won't come to the United Kingdom until early 2018. For example, it could keep the volume lower in the mornings and know to raise the volume if the dishwasher is running while you're trying to listen.

In the USA the Max will cost $399.


We'd expect it to be £399 in the UK. So, it's time to take a look what Google has in store for audiophiles with a product that was supposedly codenamed after late Biggie Smalls.

SAN FRANCISCO _ Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple. Google comments that it is "obsessed over the bass". The smaller version of the original speaker has been built to make scheduling updates, getting news, and instructing for other connected devices more seamless. You can also hold down on the middle of the Home Mini to trigger the voice assistant. It's a more traditional curved rectangular shape, and can be placed vertically or horizontally to help suit the layout of your room.

The Home Mini goes on sale October 19 for $49 in three colors: chalk, charcoal, and coral (a reddish orange).

It is capable of making calendar appointments, searching the web to answer questions, controlling your smart home appliances and music streams, and is created to be scattered throughout multiple rooms in the home. It's basically what the name suggests, helping you broadcast a voice recording across your home to any room with a Google home device inside. But the Max speaker will work with a wider range of music-streaming services than the HomePod, which is created to be a companion to Apple Music.

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