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While most of us are looking forward to the Pixel 2 series, Google has launched a larger version of its previously launched Home, with a couple of minor refinements and improvements - the Home Max. Its fabric enclosure is durable, yet transparent enough to let through both light and sound.

The smart speaker market got a bit more interesting when Google revealed its Amazon Echo rival, Google Home, early previous year. The Google Home Mini responds to tap gestures on its top to play or pause music, change volume, talk to Google Assistant or switch off the microphone. It comes in three colors: charcoal, coral, and chalk. The Google Assistant is the only assistant that recognizes your voice, and up to five others in your home, so that you can all get a personalized experience. The Google Home Max is backed by a 1.5GHz 64bit Cortex A53 processor and has the same far-field voice recognition as both of its family members. Google says that this fabric was specially developed to be used with the device. Google is throwing in a free 12-month subscription to YouTube Red for everyone picking up the Google Home Max. "All of the Max's power goes into a speaker setup with a pair of high-excursion 4.5" woofers and two 0.7" tweeters. Smart Sound will automatically correct any audio anomalies, and will adjust itself.

More routines and actions have been added to Home.

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With a price tag of $399 the Max is clearly aimed at taking on Apple's new HomePod and the recently announced Sonos One. The Google Home Max has come in as a surprise to many.

The Google Home Mini costs $49, and essentially looks like a squished down version of the bottom half of a Google Home. It will be coming in two colour variants - Chalk and Charcoal, priced at $399. It supports cast, Bluetooth, and auxiliary input so you're able to use just about any source for audio. Also, Google's free-of-cost Hands Free Calling is coming later this year to the United Kingdom as well. Pre-orders for the device start today and is slated for release on October 19th.

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