If it exists, the new speaker would run Google Assistant and offer another option on top of the original Google Home, the Home Mini and the Home Max. Unlike those models, it'll presumably allow you to play YouTube videos and use Google's Maps service.
Google declined to comment on the report.
The company allowed partners like
-- which released the Smart Display 10 -- JBL,
to use its Smart Display platform in their devices, but hasn't released one of its own, the Nikkei notes.
However, its product vice president, Rishi Chandra, hinted at plans for a smart display device in an April interview.
"It's an emerging category," he told Variety. "I'm not saying we are not going to do it."
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