Google Home: guidelines for OEMs, compatibility with smart things




Google Home, Google’s competition with Amazon Echo, new information, we will probably find out on Tuesday , however, if it then is already a finished product, is open. It’s quite possible it would be, because there are two news, bring a little light into the darkness. Because Google is not simply dropping a piece of hardware, but also want manufacturers to integrate home in their products. More specifically, they should equip their Google Cast enabled devices with Home-functionality – and for other providers: refrain (ie Amazon Alexa).

The battle of the great AI providers around the central place in the house is in full swing, it is thus no surprise that Google here trying to exclude others directly on the hardware. Manufacturers who (now then Google Home) would like to use Google Cast, may just be no other provider on the gadgets. The reports The Variety , Google should have discussed this in June with 50 OEMs. Reminds a bit of the regulations that makes Google to use Android and could even backfire.

Because unlike Apple – users can be aware of here on a relatively closed system – users of Google products are used to the free choice, this view also a great advantage, be it smartphones or Smart Watches. Now just now is a home product, in which then indeed has the free hardware choice, but may however only rely on Google’s services.

A report from Android Police also suggests that Google Home will also work directly with Smart Things products, so a smart home could represent -Central. Smart Things is Samsung’s Smart Home platform that already connects many devices from this area. A high compatibility with such products is certainly not the worst choice, one might arouse a certain incentive to buy the customer. No one gets a new headquarters if it already uses networked products and then may no longer be able to use with the new headquarters. The Google Home in October will still be available, a thoroughly thoughtful step.


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