Google’s AI-powered smart speaker, Google Home, is going to launch in the UK before June, according to a report from BBC News.

Google exec Rick Osterloh told the publication the rough launch date at Mobile World Congress, going on to say that the search company was uniquely positioned to beat its main rival in the sector, Amazon’s Echo.

Google Home launched in the US last November, powered by Google Assistant.

Like the Echo, Home can answer basic questions, carry out simple tasks like setting timers, and also be used to control smart home products.


However, unlike the Echo, it can also remember the context of questions, allowing users to ask queries like “Who is the president of the United States?” and then follow-ups like “When was he born?”

 

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