Google Home New Updates and New Features for January 6, 2019

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It’s time for the latest news, the newest updates, and the newest features for the Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Hub, and all of our Google Assistant enabled devices. Here, you’ll get all the latest news for the Google Home for this week in 2019.

Google’s Fuchsia OS confirmed to get Android app support – http://bit.ly/2F4CleW

First up this week is a bit of a complicated story. See, the Google Home Hub is expected to be able to run Fuschia, Google’s OS replacement for Android (or at least an additional layer to Android). Fuschia is also going to be able to run Android applications, which means…Google Home Hub could potentially run Android applications, including the Google Chrome web browser.

Google’s Project Soli Revived By Recent FCC Approval – http://bit.ly/2s7x5hS

If you don’t remember Project Soli, you’re forgiven. It’s a chip that basically can read the changing fields in air as a result of your movements. In 2015, Google showed us these at Google I/O 2015 and we haven’t heard much since. Well, it got approved for all kinds of public locations.

Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL appear in new renders – http://bit.ly/2GTAXxg

Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL…with no notch. Uhhh, Google? Why do the other two have them?

Internet tricksters hijack Chromecasts to promote PewDiePie – http://bit.ly/2LOKKnd

Some people are losing control of their Chromecasts due to a vulnerability in what’s called Universal Plug and Play. Many devices have this vulnerability, but it’s being exploited on Chromecasts.

GE adds a bunch of Google Assistant-friendly smart home products – https://tcrn.ch/2R6cbyB

C by GE are a relatively new set of smart light bulbs. GE is expanding that lineup at CES 2019 and they’ve released a little early information about them. Color bulbs in many configurations, plus a light strip. All wifi….

Google Home ultimate DEAL as this smart speaker receives another improvement – http://bit.ly/2F5b9fO

The link is about a deal for #GoogleHome devices, but this is more about the ability to donate to charities in some countries.

LG’s latest soundbars feature Dolby Atmos support and Google Assistant baked-in –
http://bit.ly/2QPqU0R

Another set of releases here for #GoogleAssistant enabled devices. There are 3 new soundbars from LG that give us another option for Google Assistant on our TVs.

Smart Speaker IQ test of Cortana, Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant shows most are smarter than ever – http://bit.ly/2LzNcxy

Google is running away with it, but now in second…Siri. Google Assistant could literally hit 90-95% accuracy if they could get some of their command issues worked out. Amazing stuff, really.

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