"Given the newness of the market for artificially intelligent home gadgets, Google has plenty of time to close the gap. The company believes it can win over consumers with a smarter digital assistant that builds on its stronghold in search and years of research in artificial intelligence.Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home - The New York Times
But the fact that Google was outmaneuvered by Amazon — not Apple, which builds its own digital assistant technology, called Siri, into its mobile products — has caused head-scratching throughout the technology industry. Amazon has a notoriously uneven track record in making hardware, with some hits, like the Kindle e-reader, and spectacular whiffs, like the Fire Phone."
Monday, October 03, 2016
Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home - The New York Times
Also see Google’s October 4 hardware event: What to expect (Recode)