PC vs. Mac and iPhone vs. Android are giving way to an all-out battle between smart home hubs, with Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Wi-Fi speaker dominating the market. The Google Assistant-powered Google Home has an uphill battle to exceed the sales of Amazon’s Echo smart speakers.
Amazon’s dominance--and the dominance of its third-party Alexa partners--doesn’t mean there isn’t room for Google in this market. Google Home has plenty of unique characteristics that make it worth buying to use at the office or home.
TechRepublic’s cheat sheet about Google Home is an introduction to this smart home hub. We will update this article periodically as new hardware and software are released.