The device is said to feature a screen about the size of that of the Echo Show, which ships with a 7-inch touch screen.
Google is reportedly preparing an Assistant-powered device with a large display to take on Amazon and its Echo Show. Unfortunately, kids normally don't know when to put ... Because it will likely run on Android, third-party apps may be a possibility.
What Google has been missing its a dedicated smart home hub that helps consumers control internet-connected devices around their home, and also bridges multiple wireless networking protocols used by connected light bulbs, thermostats and similar devices.
The feature, which many missed during Amazon's unveiling of its new line of Amazon Echo products, is a significant upgrade to the Alexa Calling feature that was launched alongside the Amazon Echo Show. Tipped to be released this year or next year, the device will support YouTube, Google Assistant, and much more.
If it will prove to be as successful as the Google Home or Amazon Echo, is anyone's guess right now. You can already watch YouTube videos on your smartphone, tablet, PC, and even a smart TV. One of the sources claims to have directly received the info from a Google employee.
The same goes for Google Photos, video calling, and any other app the company might bring to Manhattan. However, at this point, it seems unclear whether the company is going to make the deadline to release it for this year's holiday season, or push a release to next year. Playing audiobooks, voice interaction, making to-do lists, streaming podcasts, music playback, setting alarms and providing real-time weather, traffic and other information are the great features of all amazon's echo devices. But if this will indeed be the case, some will find it hard to justify getting Manhattan over a device like Google Home, especially because of the higher price tag it's expected to come with. While calling, there shows the contact number to recipient or users can change the settings as there would show a call from "unknown number".