Google unveils ‘Google Home’ to compete with Amazon’s Echo

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, unveiled a new hardware device called Google Home at the company´s annual conference on Wednesday.


The device, a portable speaker powered by the company´s search engine, would offer competition to Inc´s Echo.

The device will be launched later this year, Google said.

Amazon launched “Amazon Echo” in November 2014, a speaker one can leave on all day and give it voice directions, like Siri on an Apple iPhone.