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Tech Gadget: Hard work for a digital assistant

Google Home is the tech giant’s counterpoint to Amazon’s Echo suite

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
11th February, 2018
Google Home speakers

Google Home is the tech giant’s counterpoint to Amazon’s Echo suite. However, while it serves the same fundamental purposes, the difference between the two products is obvious from the outset.

There’s a touch of ‘it’s me not you’ to this speaker. Set-up takes around five minutes – not an age, but still noticeably slower than the Echo, and the Google Home app is quick to apologise for keeping you waiting....

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