Google’s voice assistant technology, spurred on with “Okay, Google,” has been present in Android devices for a bit of time now, and if a new report is any indication, it’s about to expand in a big way.
Recode has learned that Google is hard at work on a product that is similar to Amazon’s Echo. The device apparently integrates Google’s voice assistant technology and extensive search capabilities. It will supposedly resemble the OnHub router released by Google last year.
While the device does not have a name yet, it is apparently known as “Chirp” internally.
Unfortunately, Google didn’t supply any comment to the publication regarding the report. Google might not showcase the new device at this year’s Google I/O, which is set to take place later this month, but the technology that will power it will be on display in other capacities. And while Google doesn’t have plans to show off the device next week, the report does say that the company plans on launching it at some point this year.
What do you think of the idea for Google Chirp?