Google Tuesday fling in teeth On social media, the company’s assistant-driven Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers will be sold on Flipkart when they are launched in India next week (April 10). Smart speakers will also be set to be sold offline and have at least one distribution partner. In a tweet on its official Twitter account, Google India announced the registration of its upcoming speakers in the Flipkart app, which now has the same landing page. To recap, Google has previously issued a media invitation to invite Google Home to be launched on April 10.
According to the unverified screenshots released by Reddit user babanomania, in addition to the default Google Play Music, Google Home apparently added support for Indian music streaming apps Gaana and Saavn. If true, this may ease the move introduced in India later this month. In October last year, Amazon did a similar thing during the launch of its Echo series of smart speakers when it offered streaming services through Saavn when it launched.
Android Police reported that as the tech giant prepares to launch speakers supported by Google Assistant in the country, Google Assistant will gain support for Indian English in the next few days. This development work was carried out a few weeks after Hindi was promoted to Google’s virtual assistant.
As early as 2016, Google took off the housing of its Google Home series speakers in the United States. With the help of Google Assistant, this smart speaker can perform operations such as music playback, weather/time information, setting alarms and reminders, answering queries, and listing lists.
There is currently no information on the price and availability of this speaker in India. However, please note that the official price of Google Home is US$129 (approximately Rs 8,400) and the price of Google Home Mini is US$49 (approximately Rs 3200). Prices are subject to tax by region.