Google Residence reportedly has Chromecast roots
Google Residence guarantees a minor revolution so far as round-the-residence voice assistants go, however its hardware roots could also be greater than a bit acquainted. The Info‘s supply understands that Residence finally boils right down to a Chromecast with a microphone, a speaker and a pleasant case — it reportedly has the identical processor and WiFi chipset. The straightforward Linux-based mostly working system can also be alleged to be comparable (minus the voice command half, in fact), though the identical insider claims that a future House may run on Android.
We have requested Google if it may affirm the report. Nevertheless, utilizing the Chromecast as a place to begin is sensible. Google Assistant’s voice processing occurs primarily within the cloud, so House does not want a lot in the best way of native computing energy — simply sufficient to play music and pay attention for instructions. It is also affordable to presume that Google needs to maintain prices down, and utilizing low-value innards is sure to assist on that entrance.