In a lackluster media event focusing on future hardware options. Google finally pivoted to the smart home. While the media was primarily focused on Google’s low-end VR Headset Daydream. The Google Home is the smarthome accessory that immediately gained my attention.
The cute little device is only $130 and aims to be Amazon Echo’s first major competition. In order to make your home smarter, Google has paired up with the likes of Nest, SmartThings, Philips Hue, and IFTTT.
The other major announcement at the Google Hardware event was it’s new Pixel Phone. In a direct push to Samsung and Apple fans. Google is clearly entering a new phase of Hardware. Let’s see what it comes up with next!