“Google and Amazon want to smart speakers, house phone bets’

“Google and Amazon want to smart speakers, house phone bets’

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The smart speakers Google Home, and Amazon Echo may in the future may also be used as a landline phone. Both companies would be working on that functionality.

Suggest that anonymous sources Wednesday at the Wall Street Journal. Currently the Home and Echo are used to vocal commands, thus, for example, to play music, huisapparatuur to control, and to search the web.

May be the devices this year and transformed into home phone, all are still many details unknown. As have Amazon and Google not yet invented, or the speakers have a private number, or that they are on an existing number to be linked.

In addition, according to the sources, still privacy issues to be resolved. Consumers would the insurance be able to get that conversations not be recorded by the internetgiganten. Also is still under investigation, or calls through the speakers can be switched to a smartphone, so not everyone can listen in.

Google already has it’s own phone service, Google Voice, to which landline and mobile numbers can be dialled. Amazon has no experience in telephony.

Also allow the other call apps such as Skype on the smart speakers belongs to the possibilities at Amazon and Google, say sources. The companies have not on the rumor responded.

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