Google Home And Google Home Mini Launched In India

| April 10 , 2018 , 19:12 IST

Google has launched Google Home, its voice-activated speaker with a Google assistant in India on Tuesday. With a simple “Ok, Google” or “Hey Google”, users can get answers, turn up the music, manage everyday tasks or even control smart devices around their home.

Google Home understands Indian accents and will respond to the users with uniquely Indian contexts. The company claims that the Google Assistant is same across all your devices so that it works seamlessly. The users can, for instance, ask it for the quickest route to the office, then tell it to push the directions to Google Maps on their smartphone, and they will get the subsequent directions as they head out.

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Google Home was designed with two microphones to enable accurate far-field voice recognition. The microphone system uses a technique called neural beamforming. Google has simulated hundreds of thousands of noisy environments and applied machine learning to recognize patterns that have allowed them to filter and separate speech from noise. This allows the device to deliver best-in-class voice recognition and minimize error rates - even from across the room. Home will be available in India in the Chalk colour variant.

Google Home Mini is sleek, it's small enough to easily place anywhere in your home. It’s almost entirely enclosed in custom fabric. It’s durable and soft, but also transparent enough to let through both light and sound. And it is available in Chalk and Charcoal, with Coral coming soon. The four LED lights underneath the fabric that light up to show the user when it hears them or when it’s thinking. Mini has far-field mics so it can hear even when there’s music playing or loud noise in the background: its circular design can project 360-degree sound, with just one speaker.

These devices join the Made by Google family of hardware products in India and will be available for purchase online exclusively on Flipkart, and in over 750 retail stores across the country including Reliance Digital, Croma, Bajaj Electronics, Vijay Sales, Sangeetha, and Poorvika.