Rumour: Google to launch new Pixel Chromebook and smaller Google Home

Google plans to launch a new Chromebook Pixel and mini Google Home this year

The mini Google Home could be launched at the company's hardware event in the fall, where Google may also release two new Google Pixel devices and a Pixel-branded Chromebook.

Back in February, Google announced it was reducing the Pixel line to just its phones and the Pixel C tablet.

Google will also reportedly launch a smaller Google Home device at the fall hardware event. Likewise, Google may want to expand its smart speaker roster before Amazon conquers the space with its rapidly growing lineup.

As for the new Chromebook Pixel, there are no specific details provided for that either, but it's reported it is likely a followup to the Chromebook Pixel from 2015 and may or may not be based on a previously rumored Project Bison that Google was working on.

As a matter of fact, Amazon is overwhelmed with its significant lead in getting its Echo into homes.

Google Home is powered by Google Assistant, which follows users' instructions and helps them perform certain tasks. Google Home is already cheaper than the Amazon Echo, but for someone wanting to put devices all over their house or use their own speakers, a smaller gadget with a cheaper price tag stands to be very popular.

On the Pixel smartphone front, rumours and leaks indicate there will two Pixel phones like the a year ago.

In that case, the upcoming Google laptop could be a strong MacBook or Surface Pro rival featuring a 12.3-inch 360-degree rotatable screen, an optional Wacom stylus, 32GB or 128GB of space, and 8GB or 16GB of RAM.

There aren't any details about the laptop, though AP speculates that it could have evolved from Project Bison - an Acer Chromebook Flip-style laptop said to run a hybrid version of Chrome and Android called Andromeda.

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