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Google Home & Home Mini smart speakers launched in India

Google Home is priced at Rs 9,999, while the Home Mini will sell for Rs 4,499.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018, 10.20 PM IST|Original: Apr 10, 2018, 12.14 PM IST
Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Which smarter speaker suits you the best?
Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Which smarter speaker suits you the best?
After months of leaks and speculations, Google today officially announced the launch of its smart speakers in India. Currently, the Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers are being launched - no details on Google Home Max were shared.

Both Google Home and Home Mini come with dual band WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth (only on Home Mini), far field microphones and support both Android and iOS devices. Google Home speaker weighs 477 grams and has a with 2-inch speaker with dual 2-inch passive radiators for bass. It has a white coloured top while the base can be swapped with different colours. The top also has indicator coloured LEDs and a touch panel for control. Google Home Mini offers 360-degree sound with a 40mm driver. Home Mini is roughly the size of a doughnut, has four LED indicators on top and comes with swappable soft fabric cover.

Both devices come with Google Assistant which can answer questions as well as inform you about the weather, scheduled meetings, etc. You can also use the smart speakers to control other smart devices connected via smart-hubs. Google has implemented a 'Voice Match' feature using which the speaker can identify different voice of its users and give them relevant answers.

Google Home & Home Mini smart speakers launched in India

For services, Google has tied up with various third-party vendors including Saavn, Gaana and Netflix along with Google's own YouTube and Google Play Music.

Google Home is priced at Rs 9,999 while the Google Home Mini will sell for Rs 4,499. Both devices can be purchased starting today exclusively online on Flipkart and various offline stores. Price includes free 6 months subscription of Google Play Music. Hindi support for Google Home will be added later this year.

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