Google might release a Home Hub to take on the Echo Show


Ahead of October’s Made by Google event, FCC documents have surfaced that suggest that Google may release a product called the Home Hub, as spotted by 9to5Google. According to the documents, and is listed as an “Interactive Video Streaming Device,” which would be a first for Google’s Home devices.

The device could be Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Show, following the release of third-party alternatives with Google Assistant like the Lenovo Smart Display. The documents detailing the Google Home Hub are dated from late August, but they only became available to view today.

An unverified leak has pointed to the Google Home Hub sporting a 7-inch LCD touchscreen, far-field microphones, an ambient light sensor, and speakers. It adds yet another means for users to interact with Google Assistant, and it’s likely to join other new products that debut from Google this year, including the Pixel 3.

An image of what the new Google Home Hub could look like has surfaced on MySmartPrice, but it’s not clear where the image came from. Even if this isn’t the actual device we see from Google, it very much speaks to the style of what we’d expect if this rumor pans out next month.


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