The company will reportedly release a screen-equipped smart speaker. It'll be ready to ship for this year's holiday season, the Nikkei Asian Review reports, citing suppliers in Taiwan.
"Google targets to ship some 3 million units for the first batch of the new model of smart speaker that comes with a screen," an industry source told the Nikkei. "It's an aggressive plan."
If it exists, the new speaker would run Google Assistant and offer another option on top of the original, the and the . 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.
However, its product vice president, Rishi Chandra, hinted at plans for a smart display device.
"It's an emerging category," he told Variety. "I'm not saying we are not going to do it."
For a sense of how Google Assistant compares to Amazon's Alexa in a product with a display, look at.
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First published Aug. 17, 4:29 a.m. PT.
Update, 7:43 a.m. PT: Adds links to Rishi Chandra interview and product comparison.