According to a source at Recode, Google is working on its very own version of the Amazon Echo. The hardware device would integrate Google’s search and voice assistant technology into a package that will resemble its OnHub wireless router.
While sources at Recode say the device is unlikely to launch next week at Google’s I/O developer conference, others are hopeful that we’ll get a sneak peek soon. If anything, Google is sure to highlight the newest developments in voice assistant tech used in its Android phones — beckoned by the words “Okay, Google” — along with virtual reality developments.
Despite conflicting reports, it seems that the “Chirp” should land at some point this year.