The new license is Google's attempt to improve the software part of the equation to get big companies to buy more Chromebooks.
A smaller version of the Google Home is strongly rumoured to be unveiled as well. For instance, the website is unsure how much the new speaker will cost, nor is it sure how Google will differentiate the new speaker from the current Home model.More news: OnePlus 5 smartphone at Rs 37999 to be launched in slate gray
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Google Home is powered by Google Assistant, which follows users' instructions and helps them perform certain tasks. Amazon is now the leader in this field with its Echo line powered by its Alexa voice assistant.
Android Police reported on this yesterday, speculating that Project Bison (a laptop that was to run the now defunct Andromeda) may have evolved into the Chromebook Eve as Andromeda crumbled and/or was consumed by Android and ChromeOS. It's not yet clear if the same holds true for the mini Google Home or not.
At a media event later this autumn, Google is expected to reveal a smaller, cheaper version of its smart speaker, the Google Home. However, like the new Chromebook Pixel, details on this mini Google Home are largely a mystery.
"We know that Bison was intended as a serious competitor to Apple's MacBook and Microsoft's Surface Pro, with a 12.3" screen, 32 or 128GB of storage, 8 or 16GB of RAM, and an optional Wacom stylus that would be sold separately.