Google Home Mini: What we know so far

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While the new Pixel 2 got most of the attention at Google's hardware event this week, it was far from the only fresh piece of technology the company unveiled. Google's announcement coincides with the launch of the Amazon Echo range in India, while Google has yet no official plans regarding Indian launch of Google Home products.

The Mini, which cost £49, includes 360 degree sound and it connected to other devices instantly giving them voice search.

Google announced a second Home product that happens to be focused on audio quality instead of only being a home assistant.

The controls on the Home Mini are also simple. Google is throwing in a free 12-month subscription to YouTube Red for everyone picking up the Google Home Max.

Google's Home Mini will retail for Dollars $49 and can be pre-ordered today with a full release scheduled for October 19th.

Google Home Max will launch in the USA for $399 and comes with 12 months of ad-free YouTube Music. There is a fabric on top of the Mini speaker to make it look good and match your lifestyle.

Next item on the launch list is the Google Home Max. The Max will likely be bass heavy, too, with two 4.5in woofers inside, along with two 0.7in tweeters.

Max has the inventively named smart sound, which is exactly how it sounds. Max will also change the sound according to your context, such as lowering the volume in the morning. Like the Echo Dot, the Google Home Mini can receive input through Google Cast or Bluetooth. They are variants of hands-free helpers in the house powered by the company's own AI Google Assistant, thus users of these speakers can ask any question searchable on the internet. For instance, it offers AUX capabilities so users can connect their high-end audio equipment with the device. The device is available in Chalk and Charcoal colors.

Unfortunately, Google is making this a US-exclusive for now. This smart speaker will be available through a number of other sources, probably, though Google did not mention any details regarding that.