Amazon, with the Amazon Echo device, and all its variants, had been making it quite frequently to the news last year. The company had been coming out with updates for their device almost every week, and there had been a lot of changes that have happened over the course of a year. However, after going almost unchallenged in the markets of personal assistant technology, Amazon finally looks at a competition. Google has now been expected to be working on a competitor for Amazon Echo, currently under development codenamed as ‘Chirp’. Google Chirp vs Amazon Echo would be a battle to watch out for in the months to follow.
Google Chirp is expected to be every bit as good as the Amazon Echo. The fact that Google is working on this device was first revealed via popular tech website Re/Code. Google Chirp is indeed expected to give the Amazon Echo a run for their money.
It has been expected that the Google Chirp would look a lot like the OnHub router. The device is expected to function to the command of “OK, Google” and is expected to perform a majority of its basic services from the Google Play store.
Google Chirp would stream music via the Google Play Music, it would read ebooks via the Google Play Books, users can mark events and set reminders using the Google Calendars, and do much more with the device.
It has been anticipated that the company will be showing off this device at the Google I/O 2016 in some capacity, though the official unveiling and the launch is not expected to happen any time before September.
Google, with the Google Chirp is taking the fight to the next level. However, Amazon still has some time before the device comes out. It would be interesting to see how this shapes up to be as two giants in the world of internet technology collide.