Google might bring the noise with a bigger, louder Home speaker


Google could enter the high-end audio market with a new version of its Home speaker to compete with Apple and Amazon, just as the next generation of smart speakers begins to emphasize sound quality.  

The search giant is working on a large new smart speaker internally called the “Home Max,” according to a report from 9to5Google. The working prototype has two stereo speakers and is made out of “premium” materials, bumping up the basic $129 Home that debuted last year.

There isn’t much info about the device available, as the sources didn’t share any specs or design details — but a new premium Home speaker makes complete sense when you think about it. Apple brings its luxe HomePod to the market in December, and Amazon just announced new Echo devices that are more focused on audio quality than previous generations. Google needs its own high-quality smart speaker to keep up.  Read more…

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