Smart Home 360
There have been many conjectures revolving around the news of integration Nest back into Google and their plans regarding Google smart home and automation.
With the numerous competitors, technologies, products in the automation market, it is difficult to make everything work flawlessly. With manufacturers developing their ecosystems, there is no integrated platform, and compatibility with different smart devices can be complicated.
Rishi Chandra (VP of Product and General Manager, Google Nest) says that Google is now “deviating from the word smart home.” He also claims that “No one asked for… the smart home” and that consumers are looking for actually beneficial products. He suggests that the Google view of a connected home is a more helpful home than a smart home.
How does Google intend to bridge the gaps in the automation industry?
Google Nest Hub Max
With Google Nest Hub, you get a smart display in contrast to a hub. Google has chosen to continue the implausible naming with the new addition of their new Google Nest Hub Max.
Although Alexa does have the upper hand in being famous amongst digital assistants, Google Assistant is relatively superior across various applications.
With Google Assistant growing stronger by the day, their Hub Max is the pinnacle of Google’s AI to date.
The power-packed portal allows you to have hands-free control of your smart home. The Hub max can do various activities such as grabbing recipes and streaming mixed media.
On the security front, you have a Face Match facial recognition that provides you a more personalized experience. However, if you are concerned about privacy, you can disable it with the physical switch.
With a pair of forward-facing drivers and a woofer facing the rear, you’ll get a solid soundscape, but it is not as powerful as the Google Home Max.
We are hoping Google either fixes or ditches the weak version of Nest Cam completely.
The smart display vertical only accounts for perhaps 10% of smart speaker sales, but it’s an increasingly crowded marketplace. Face Match is an excellent way for Google to differentiate itself and to bring the helpful home to the consumers Rishi Chandra was speaking of.
Google is boosting things up on the privacy and looking to bring its next-generation Assistant run on your phone. It means removing the Internet connection from the equation.
The direction Chandra wants Google Nest to follow sees computing move from social to communal with all that involves in the smart home. This is where Google needs to get to work and deliver consumer-driven, increasingly personalized experience within the smart home.
Well, in spite of disintegration and a lack of harmony, smart home technology is perhaps sculpting for a more seamless period. With advanced changes, you may be able to get what you actually and accurately want from smart home devices.