Google Chirp vs. Amazon’s Echo : Is Chirp A Threat To Echo?
The rumors have been circling for quite some time now that Google is developing its own digital voice assistant device which can pose a threat to Amazon’s Echo. Lately it has been confirmed that Google is indeed working on a project tentatively named “Chirp” which is similar to Amazon’s Echo in several ways besides appearance and functionality. In appearance, however, Google Chirp resembles an OnHub WiFi router, bound in a cylindrical case and integrates Google search with its existent voice assistance observed in the Android devices. This can mean a serious threat to Amazon’s Echo which is currently leading the market with its voice assistant technology – Alexa.
The response to Amazon’s Echo, a smart home device which runs on digital voice assistance technology, was stupendous. It will be hard for Google Chirp to overrun its competitor given the fact that Amazon is extremely protective about its products. For now, Echo is an enhanced form of digital home assistant which answers questions, plays music, controls home automation systems, door locks that are compatible with the technology, maintains lists, sounds alarms and alerts, thus keeping the users terribly happy.
About 3 million echo devices have been sold since the day it was launched in 2014. Most people use the device for playing music and answering questions rather than controlling home automation systems. Hence even if Google rolls out its new voice assistant device Chirp or Home, Amazon will most likely not suffer the consequences of it. Its popularity is far reaching and it has the whole market in its grip. However, we should not forget that it is Google and it has a reputation of snatching the market from its competitors with innovative products. Let’s discuss how Google Chirp will fare when it appears in the market.
Google Chirp to complement the search engine’s features
What do you do when you need to order a pizza? You ask Google and it replies with all relevant suggestions of where you can get your Pizza from. Generally the searches highlight Google clients or services that are rated at the top of search results. In Chirp, Google plans to integrate this feature in order to provide maximum convenience to the users. You will ask Google Chirp and it will give you the details of all places that delivers delicious pizzas for you to choose from. Moreover, it plans to integrate voice commands for Google Play Music or Google Translate to enhance the overall experience. If you are an Android lover, you will understand the magnificence of the device which is going to be launched soon, somewhere at the end of this year.
Google Chirp vs Amazon’s Echo : Not much of a war anyway
It is a big doubt that Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, is spending sleepless nights thinking about the competition from Google. This is because it has been long enough since Google delivered a successful consumer product. Its Android is merely a replica of Apple’s iOS. Nest, which it bought for $3.2 million is struggling hard to deliver successful home products, Google+ is not so much a social media interactive platform now and Google Glass? Well let’s stop at that. So, Amazon need not worry about Google Chirp as it may not be as successful as being speculated. However, in this world of technology, we should be prepared for everything. New twists and turns take place every second. One day you are up and the next day someone beats you down. Amazon should be prepared but the time for worrying has not yet come. On top of that, Google is not that good in marketing its products as well.
Is Google demonstrating its new product in the I/O conference?
Apparently no. Although all eyes are fixed on the stage to get a glimpse of Google Chirp but it seems like the product is still a long way to come under public display. However, there has been a lot of speculations about Google giving out at least some information about its upcoming product along with presenting Android N, the new operating system for Android. However, you are going to get a glimpse of Project Tango, the new Smartphone by Google and Lenovo at the developers’ conference which is to be held from May 18-20 at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain view, California.
Coming back to the highly speculated war between Amazon’s Echo and Google Chirp, the verdict is that Google can make its own market with the product but it is nearly impossible to overrun Amazon’s Echo which is currently leading the industry of digital voice assistance technology. What do you think about it? Your comments are most welcome. Or you can even write to us your opinions about Google’s upcoming product which is already held against Amazon’s successful Echo. Have a great day!