Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Google Home Hub's best feature is not having a camera

New Google Home App What is Google Home Hub and how does it work?
Roberta Sherman | 11 October, 2018, 09:59

While the third-party devices are all running the Snapdragon 624 and are a part of Qualcomm's "Home Hub" platform, Google's hardware is actually running on an Amlogic CPU. GE hopes to solve both points with its C by GE bulb, which happens to be the first and only Made for Google bulb.

Google opted to leave off the camera for this one, and I'm not sure how to feel about it. To make things even simpler, you'll be able to purchase a starter kit that includes a Google Home Mini and a bulb that are pre-paired, so all you need to do is take it out of the box, plug it in, and you're good to go. The app sorts all your smart devices as per rooms as well, and lets you control each of them in a simple manner. Lastly, as mentioned previously, Google Assistant is now accessible from the Google Home app itself.

Other smart displays will get these features with a software update.

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We will hopefully know the answers to these questions before Google ships the Home Hub near the end of this month. It also allows users to check on all compatible smart devices even when they're away from home, and the new multi-user support allows everyone under the same roof to control smart devices in the house via the Google Home app.

There's also better integration with Google's Nest products.

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Google Home Hub measures 67mm (D) x 178.5 (W) x 118 (H) and weighs 480g. As more pictures of those people are added, Google will dynamically update the album on the Home Hub. It's not the first of its kind, as Lenovo already has the Smart Display, which has an identical feature set.

What I don't believe they'll get is the new Live Albums which merges Google's smart search with Google Photos. The idea is to remove what Google calls the "billboard effect" where your eyes are drawn to the brightness of the display in a dim room. Like everything else on offer by Google lately, this piece of hardware is different not only because of how it is built, but also because of the software experience within. Did I want to see a Google hub with Zigbee and/or Z-Wave radios? Indeed, Google will likely sell customers on the benefit of having multiple Hubs around the house.

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