Google is going to take on Amazon Echo in two weeks when it unveils a similar, voice-activated speaker that costs significantly less.
According to Android Police, the Mountain View, CA-based company plans to launch a speaker called Google Home during its #MadebyGoogle event, where it is also expected to introduce two flagships under the brand "Pixel", rather than Nexus, though they're still designed to showcase Android. The new speaker will apparently cost $129, which is $50 less than what Echo costs.
Google will likely demo the Google Home during its event, giving consumers a better idea of how it works. It's suppose to function as a Bluetooth speaker and be able to answer questions using Google Search. Keep in mind Google is marketing its event under the "Made by Google" tagline, which suggests everything we see at the show will be Google-branded and maybe Google-made.
Other things expected to be unveiled on 4 October include an $80 Daydream headset, a $69 4K-capable Chromecast dubbed Chromecast Ultra, and a $129 home router product called Google Wi-Fi. Pricing for those three devices were also revealed by Android Police, which has a pretty accurate record when it comes to leaking Google-related details, on Friday.
You can read more about Google's event from Pocket-lint's roundup.