Google IO Is it Nest or Google and We need a Camera After All
Hey guys Mark Phillips with SimpliSpoken back again for the SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing. And today we’re going to wrap it up with Google IO announcements and sort of is, the topic today is, is Google or nest having an identity crisis, what’s going on with the rebrand? It looks like they’ve folded everything up under the nest family for smart home and Google Home devices like the Mini. And so what’s going on with that they made a product announcement where they are announcing a big screen, sort of Lenovo competitor. So they’ve got a Max Home Hub, which is going to be a big screen with a camera, I thought we didn’t need a camera. That’s what Google told us repeatedly is. Because of privacy, we don’t need a camera. And yet, it seems like we do in need a camera since they put one on the max home hub. And as a consolation, they put a switch on the back to hard disable both camera and microphone from the Google Home Mini. So you can basically turn this thing off if you want to. That said pretty cool stuff on being able to use face ID and recognize who it is that comes in the room that interacts with this device. Pretty cool stuff with gesture recognition so that you can actually gesture at the device to stop something rather than having to use a bunch of whiteboards to stop things. And so I think it’s a pretty cool thing. I’d be interested to check it out when it comes out late summer and see but it looks like they really are folding things up on there in the home under the nest brand. Not sure how that’s going to interact with Chromecast capabilities. But interesting, interesting play from both the hardware and a marketing perspective for Nest and Google. Alright, so thanks a lot guys. Please do have to hop over to the skill store and give us a good review. That is the SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing. All right. Take care, guys.