Google would be developing a device similar to the Amazon Echo Show

Amazon announces new Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Spot

The sources say the device, codenamed Manhattan, was originally scheduled for mid-2018.

REUTERS/Rick WilkingDavid VanderWaal, VP of marketing for LG Electronics USA (L), listens to Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon, talking about their companies' partnership during the LG press conference at CES in Las Vegas, U.S., January 4, 2017.

The low-cost Echo Dot has become the biggest hit in the Echo line so far, with the black model now the second top-selling electronics product on Amazon and the white model in the fifth slot.

Echo Spot is the most interesting new member of the Echo family, it is a smart alarm clock that is blessed with a camera and a screen.

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Its new sister, the large Echo plus, features a home hub to support control of connected lighting and other third-party products without the need for a separate data-linking device.

The Google Smart Screen rumours might point to a good reason for why Google recently broke YouTube compatibility on the Amazon Echo Show. For weeks, Amazon had stopped regularly stocking its original Echo speakers on its website, and had previously discounted the devices by 50 percent to $90 apiece. This will be lining up in the market alongside the updated new Echo speaker and the already available Echo Show and Echo Dot devices. This is actually a bit odd since it lets you call yourself with your own phone number from an Echo.

"Three years ago we introduced the first Echo, powered by Alexa, with a goal to fundamentally simplify and improve the way customers interact with their homes", said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa. The price of the device is yet to be exactly known. Google has said it will be able to display mobile numbers for other user soon, but Amazon has beaten it to the punch. The latest version of the device will now support 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos with 2160p resolution at the rate of 60 frames per second. Those alliances with automakers still might not be enough keep Amazon and Alexa competitive with Google and Apple outside the home, given the software made by those two power most of the smartphones in the world.

However, it still may end up releasing in 2018.

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