So, 3 of the major tech players now have skin in the game. Which one will you buy, if you are buying one, and for those of you who are on the fence right now or aren’t interested, which one would you hypothetically buy if you had to?
In one corner, we have the second-gen Amazon Echo Show.
In the second corner, we have the brand new Google Home Hub.
In the third corner, we have the Facebook Portal!
Pretty sure everyone knows that I’m a Google fanboy at this point, but I feel that objectively it’s the better device, since it’s the only one out of the three that actually knows enough about you to be a meaningful assistant (through Calendar, Gmail, etc). All three will ostensibly link pretty well to all smart home devices, and Amazon will obviously be easy for buying stuff, but only Google can be really smart with the contextual information that they show you.
So, let’s have a poll
- Google Home Hub (or third party Google Assistant device)
- Amazon Echo Show
- Facebook Portal
I’ll throw a wildcard in as well - Do we think Apple will ever enter this space? And if they did, would they be able to make a good one? I think if we see huge sales of smart displays as a category it’s probably inevitable, but Siri just isn’t good enough at the moment for them to make a competitive one.