Earlier this week, we reported that in a firmware update that was pushed out to the Google Home and Home Mini devices, some users ended up with bricked devices where in some cases, there was nothing that they could do about it. It was made worse with some users claiming that Google was refusing to replace the affected devices outside of its warranty.
If you own a Google Home or Google Home Mini device, you might want to look into whether or not you can halt automatic firmware updates. This is because according to a series of reports, it seems that the latest firmware update being pushed out to these devices is bricking them, and it also seems that Google is of no help.
If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you might want to take note because it seems that Spotify is giving away free Google Home Mini speakers to its customers. This is not the first time the company has given away free Home Mini speakers, but according to the company, they are now expanding on their giveaway.
Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, is offering an incentive to those who subscribe to the Spotify Premium Family plan in the United States. They are eligible to get a free Google Home Mini from the service. The promotion begins tomorrow and runs through the end of this year.
Google is going to unveil a handful of new products at its October 9th event. Most people are looking forward to the new Pixel smartphones but we’ll be getting more than the smartphones come next week. It appears that Google has put together a “Smart TV Kit” which will include the as yet announced new Chromecast.
Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home were one of the most sought after gifts during this holiday shopping season. Amazon revealed that it sold millions of Echo units during this period. However, a new report suggests that the company may not have made money on these sales. In fact, it may have ended up losing money. Google is reportedly in the same boat.
Google launched the Google Home Mini last month. It packages the Google Assistant-powered speaker experience into a small device. The company has designed it to fit naturally in any room. The Google Home Mini is about the size of a donut and it has a smooth and sleek design that doesn’t have any corners or edges. It was already cheap at launch but Google has now extended the promotional pricing […]
Google finally unveiled its new Pixel smartphones today. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now official. Both handsets are available for pre-order starting today. Taking a page out of Samsung’s book it seems, Google is offering pre-order customers a nice incentive. It will give them a free Google Home Mini with their purchase. It’s a new product that was also launched today.
Google today announced that it’s adding two new products to the Google Home lineup: Google Home Mini and Google Home Max. The former is a smaller device that’s meant for individual rooms while the Max is the “biggest and best-sounding” Google Home product from the company yet. Both come with Google Assistant baked in.
We recently saw reports suggesting that Google might have a new smart home device in the pipeline. The company’s FCC filing for the Google Home Mini surfaced online recently, suggesting that the company might announce this device soon. While Google is yet to confirm when this device will be launched, a product listing for Google Home Mini briefly went online on Walmart’s website today. The premature posting has more or […]