Job posting points to a future Google Home smart speaker with a screen

Job posting points to a future Google Home smart speaker with a screen
Back in October, we told you that a teardown of the latest Google app at that point (v.7.14.15) included references to a version of the Google Home carrying a screen. The code name of "Quartz" surfaced along with a reference to YouTube and the words browser and video. Now, a job posting on Linked In shows that Google Home is looking for a "Touch Sensor Hardware Engineer."

According to the job posting, those offered the position will "work on the next generation of Google Hardware to enable the best multi-touch user experience." And the addition of multi-touch to the Google Home certainly would indicate that a display is on the way.

Currently, the Amazon Echo Show (with a 7-inch screen) and the Amazon Echo Spot (with a round 2.5-inch display) are two smart speakers that include a screen. Google has twice disabled the Echo Show's ability to show YouTube videos on the device. Google reportedly told Amazon that it wasn't happy with the latter's refusal to allow its Echo Show users to enable autoplay on YouTube, or sign up to access content providers' channels.

A Google Home smart speaker with a display will no doubt feature YouTube, Google Maps, Chrome and other Google owned apps.

source: LinkedIn via Variety



1. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Google are late to the game they should have advertised this 5 months ago. This means the Google home with screen won't be announced till at least summer or autumn.

2. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

They were also late t the speaker w/assistant game with Amazon and they have caught up or at least closed the gap a lot. With a great product and great marketing, I think they'll be fine. OK Google > Siri.

3. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I have both google and Alexa and I can verify that google is no where in the same league as Alexa. They’re not even close to closing the gap.

4. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Nothing new, nothing interesting..

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