Google announced on Wednesday that its Google Home smart speaker is launching in Japan later this week.
announced on the same day that its Echo smart speaker is coming to Japan later this year.
Google also announced the launch of, a compact version of its smart speaker designed to take on , at its event in San Francisco. In addition, it debuted , a premium smart speaker that combines Wi-Fi streaming with the Google Assistant.
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First published Oct. 4, 9:31 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:54 a.m.: Adds details on launch of Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.