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A smaller version of Google Home is in the works

A smaller version of Google Home is in the works

If the rumors pan out then Google will have a hardware-rich fall event featuring the Chromebook Pixel 3, a smaller Google Home alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

Google is gearing up to drop the Pixel 2 later this year, but that's not all they're going to announce. Now, if a new Chromebook Pixel does make an appearance, it will have a more capable line up of competitors waiting for it, not only in terms of software, but hardware as well. Given the success of Amazon's Echo Dot speaker in the US, a smaller, more affordable, Google Home is not an altogether unenticing proposition.

Previous year came and went without a new Chromebook Pixel from Google, a new report claims that 2017 may be different. With not two, but four potential products launching under Google's banner, the company will be having quite a busy quarter. A smaller and cheaper Google Home could be a smart decision, as it will encourage buyers to add more Google Home devices. It's not yet clear if the same holds true for the mini Google Home or not. Mini Google Home Smart Speaker could be unveiled as early as this fall.

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Set to be the second Pixel-branded Chromebook from the company, the device may have born out of Google's Project Bison. This is something like the Amazon Echo Dot, which is basically a miniaturized version of the regular Echo.

Nearly two and a half years have passed by since Google introduced the second-generation Chromebook Pixel, the successor to its original high-end Chrome OS laptop that it released in 2013.

In that case, the upcoming Google laptop could be a strong MacBook or Surface Pro rival featuring a 12.3-inch 360-degree rotatable screen, an optional Wacom stylus, 32GB or 128GB of space, and 8GB or 16GB of RAM.


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