Google Home Mini was the most popular smart speaker in Q2

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And given that it's a Google Home device at heart, you'll have direct access to Google's growing smart home ecosystem and full access to the Google Assistant.

On Tuesday, MySmartPrice.com posted pictures of the upcoming product, which it claims will be called "Google Home Hub".

That was slightly ahead of the Echo Dot, the similarly sized device from Amazon, with an 18 percent market share. For one thing, Google's Home Hub apparently features a smaller display, suggesting that it will appeal less to people looking to watch Netflix and more to the smart speaker crowd. The minimal design of the device and gray and white colour scheme reminds us of existing Google Home products.

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There appears to be a speaker on the rear, covered in what looks to be the same acoustically transparent fabric as on the Google Home Mini and Home Max. You will have to be subscribed to the monthly $14.99 professional monitoring plan, which you should be anyway because it means eyes on your home day and night and lets you monitor the system remotely from your smartphone in addition to other features.

It also shows that the device will be available in two colors - chalk and charcoal. Obviously, this is a product following after the smart displays offered by Amazon, which already have a considerable head start. It would integrate with its Nest smart camera for example, and you could ask it to show your front door, or Google Photos and ask it to show you your photos from Hawaii, all via voice. Thanks to photos leaked on MySmartPrice, we now know that the Home Hub screen is a 7-inch touch display. The new update expands the use of Alexa voice support on Android. This would be similar to Google's Smart Displays, which also run a special interface of Google Assistant - another version was also leaked for the "Pixel Stand" dock leaked earlier this month.

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