Google Home Smart Speaker Coming to the U.K. This Spring

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google has revealed to the BBC that it will bring its Home smart connected speaker to the United Kingdom this spring. Rick Osterloh, Google's vice president of hardware, told BBC reporter Rory Cellan-Jones that he believes the Home's "AI skills and vast data" will give it the edge over rival Amazon Echo.


    A Google spokesperson later confirmed to Engadget on Tuesday that the company's smart speaker would become available on the U.K market in the second quarter of this year.

    Amazon's Echo range of speakers have been on sale in the U.K. and Germany since September 2016, while rumors of Apple's entry into the smart home speaker market have yet to be realized on either side of the Atlantic.

    An exact release date and price have yet to be confirmed, but given the weak price of the pound, there's a good chance the Home will be priced close to its current $129 price tag in the U.S.

    Article Link: Google Home Smart Speaker Coming to the U.K. This Spring
  2. 6836838 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2011
    I cannot think of anything worse than having to pay Google to listen to me in my own home!!
  3. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    And the invasion of privacy begins its takeover Europe.
  4. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    Can such a machine even begin to understand a thick East London accent?
  5. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Only if you let it in.
  6. 6836838 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2011
    A think person in east London with an accent, no.
  7. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014
    Amazon snared me first and can still do a lot more. I can't see why anyone would choose Google over Amazon at this point?
  8. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    I have my own misgivings about these products, but in their defence this represents the best chance a lot of people in the UK may have to 'own their own Home' in the forseeable future!

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