Google’s next smart speaker: What we know and what we want

by birtanpublished on August 21, 2020

Google has a new smart speaker on the way i'm excited kind of i mean smart speakers are kind of old news but here's what google could do with this smart speaker to get me accepted top tier sound quality at an affordable

Price should have said spoiler alert maybe but really that's what i want this is a smart speaker i'm not sure google is gonna surprise us with too much else

And we kind of already know the drill with google assistant and smart speakers like the nest mini i mean they could do something wild like make it battery powered but almost certainly not on that one

Documentation confirms a power supply there are pictures of it with a cord they could add a clock like the amazon echo dot with clock but again we've seen pictures and seen no sign of that so probably not

Here's a mock-up of what that would look like isn't that cool to be clear this is a fake we made this that clock would be really helpful though as an alarm as a point of reference as a reminder

That time is fleeting and we're all just marching towards the inevitable still probably not they could do something cool like have wi-fi built in and make it part of their mesh wi-fi ecosystem

They could help the smart home by building in zigbee or z-wave those things are possible and maybe they have something up their sleeves that's a complete surprise and beyond what today's smart speakers

Can do that would be great but really if this new google smart speaker is going to be a worthwhile product it needs top-tier sound quality at an affordable price

Above all else so let's talk about that and some of these other possibilities in a little bit more depth but first let's go over what we know so far first up this device is real it was first spotted

Thanks to documents at the fcc by outlets like android police even that was pretty telling but companies file regulatory docs all the time well google confirmed it and released a

Pick also check out this clip hey play some music what is this for that's rishi chandra at the end the gm of google smart home team called google nest the guy who starts

The video is mark space the product lead on google smart speakers they're doing this so we have that clip and this official picture from google other than that google isn't sharing any

Details there will be wi-fi and bluetooth which are obvious features but hey it's what we know pics confirm that it has a fabric covering similar to google's other smart speakers expect multiple color options it has a

Mute switch and it's about 9 inches tall and 6 inches wide so pretty big but also relatively thin i noted the power supply but there doesn't appear to be any kind of

Auxiliary output or usbc jack or anything like that and that's pretty much what we know for sure everything else we're speculating so let's speculate likely additions include all the updates to last year's

Nest mini that one uses ultrasound sensors to illuminate leds when your hand is near so you can see the touch controls more clearly it has a machine learning chip so it can

Respond to your common commands more quickly and without needing to ping the cloud it uses an ambient iq sensor to up the volume of news or podcasts automatically

If the background noise raises all those upgrades would be cool on this new speaker but those are table stakes at this point because we've already seen them this new speaker has to have at least

Those to me the worst case scenario is if they just update the original google home with those updates we've already seen roll this out in loki fashion and call it a day

It would likely still be competent just boring but given the wildly different shape from the original that's hopefully not the case best case scenario this device is meant

To replace not just the original google home but also the google home max and it has a price near the former and sound quality like the latter plus it has all of the nest mini updates

That would be awesome and it's big enough so i have room to hope and i'm going to help and i'm hoping for a wild extra two wi-fi built in or that ai chip has advanced

So it can do way more faster and without being connected to the cloud it doesn't have to shatter my preconceived notions of a smart speaker to be a good smart speaker but surprises are

Nice now all we can do is wait google should hopefully announce it officially in the fall thanks for watching please subscribe to the channel and like the video if you

Enjoyed all right so my personal wishlist for the new smart speaker maybe just a big dose of magic that could allow it to cut my hair or play with the cat to keep

The cat busy if i'm trying to say record a video or play board games with me or sing a duet with me when i want to just spontaneously break out into song

See spontaneous duets magic is what i'm looking for i don't know how they pull this off it's not my job

Related Videos

Good people for $100 this is the best gaming headset experience you can get and treat yourself with and if you've come here with a similar budget in mind we...
oh my god go people what an amazing opportunity it is to come to Japan we're in Japan right now visiting Omron to see how mechanical switches are made and ...
I have not been this excited for mid-tower enclosure in a while and Liam me seems like it's surprising everyone that's coming up with fresh ideas what&#...
This is this is the way we're starting now yeah all right from my kitchen live from Haruka Knox Central yeah life from the kitchen yeah the Q&A yeah eve...
So this is the duet and this is the Orie and both of these names are not official and neither of these devices are technically official either Dell is kind of g...
This is Lisa from mobile tech review and here's a logo we've no and used to love right it bio is still around for those who aren't familiar with thi...
This is Lisa from mobile tech review and finally the Samsung Galaxy S 10 plus as you know just like apple with the iPhone they're doing three units this tim...
This is Lisa from mobile tech review and say hello to my little friend and this is the Samsung Galaxy S 10 II that's the smaller one but not so much the les...
2018 is over it's a new year yay get daily tech moves in a way that doesn't suck hit that subscribe button and turn on notifications so you don't m...
Oh well a palang not all do we get daily tech clothes in a way that doesn't suck hit that subscribe button and turn on notifications so you don't miss t...
you know what I gotta be honest the Galaxy S ten is warming up to me get daily tech clothes in a way that doesn't suck hit that subscribe button and turn o...
We're just now hearing some leaks about the pricing for the iPhone 12 lineup this comes from John Prosser who's claiming these are the same sources that...
Been using the magic keyboard case with my iPad pro for a little over a week now and I've got some thoughts I really enjoy it I'm so glad I bought it I ...
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it! Hey what's up guys, Keaton here and I got these really weird looking headphones and if you're new to m...
Read it 1,300 bucks Louie Vuitton all legit hey what's up guys Keaton here you guys crushed the $1300 iPhone case video and also came up with some really we...
Koby hey what's up guys Keaton here so we're doing it again I'm outside of Best Buy I got a hundred bucks and we're gonna see what kind of weird...
Hi-yah oh we got it hey what's up guys Keaton here so I don't know if you guys know this but fidget cubes and these spinners they're blowing up jus...
This is dumb and Dumberer making a smart phone hey what's up guys keep you here so have you ever thought to yourself your phone sucks and that you can build...
What's up guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a look at the new HTC One m9 which is kind of an evolution of the very popular m8 from last year so the m9 ai...
What's up guys Mike here the Detroit board with a look at the all-new Samsung Galaxy s6 perhaps the most exciting new phone from Samsung in quite a few year...