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Watch out, Alexa! Google might be making its own EchoAnother report indicates Google is cooking up its own voice-controlled smart home hub, just like Amazon's Echo. But don't count on seeing it in action at Google I/O.
Watch out Alexa, Google is said to be working on its own version of the Amazon Echo smart speaker and it goes by the code name Chirp. At least that's according to a report from Recode siting unnamed sources. It's not the first time we;ve heard whispers of Google working on some sort of internet hub that can respond to your voice. It is possible Google could upgrade its on hub wireless router By adding voice recognition. And don't forget Nest is now also part of the Goggle family. So this hub could be under the Nest brand. it's no surprise Goggle would be working on something like this. The Amazon Echo has been a big success. It's estimated that Amazon could have already sold three million of these. Smart speakers, and the Echo family of products does more than just play music and answer trivia questions. It's also a hub to control other smart home gadgets, such as the lights or the thermostat. The Echo answers to the name Alexa, similar to how Apple has Siri and Microsoft has Cortana. but there's no name for Google's assistant. It only awakens with the magic words, "Okay Google." But Google really should give it's assistant a name. Maybe a G name like Gwen or Gabby. No, how about Gilbert? Or Giselle. Nah she's sexy. I got it. It obviously has to be Gozer. But, no matter what it ends up being, don't expect Google to announce it at next week's big Google I/O developer's conference. This project will not likely be ready for a debut next This week, but you can count on Google talking about new ways to use voice controls. That's it for now, I'm Bridget Carey, and you can stay updated at cnet.com/update. [MUSIC]