Report: Google building smart screen device to combat Amazon’s Echo Show

Google Home Smart Screen Device Leak

Google is working on its own tabletop smart screen device in the same vein as Amazon's Echo Show, according to a report from TechCrunch this week. Sources tell the publication that the device (which has been codenamed "Manhattan" internally) will have a display about the same size as that of the 7-inch Echo Show, and that it will feature YouTube, Google Assistant, Google Photos and video calling. It will also act as a smart hub.

The Manhattan smart screen is also said to run on Android, which will make it easier for third-party developers to build apps for it. Google is especially interested in getting Netflix on the device, the source claims.

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