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    Google Home Hub with 7-inch screen launched for $149 / £139

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    Re: Google Home Hub with 7-inch screen launched for $149 / £139

    If I can manage a life without any kind of hub or IoT device listening in on my home, especially one which costs *me* to keep, I will be happy.

    Amazing how convenience costs so much, in so many ways.

    Also, "commends" ln14 rather than commands.

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    Re: Google Home Hub with 7-inch screen launched for $149 / £139

    I think it would sell more if it was named "Ispyonyou".

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    Re: Google Home Hub with 7-inch screen launched for $149 / £139

    While I like the idea of a centralised calendar/weather station/music streamer etc I'm not sure I would want one from Google or facebook, even though I use an android phone.

    Having said that, all the current designs (from facebook/google etc) literally look like the designers have taken a tablet and superglued it to a stand with a speaker built in....the borders on the google one are huge and there's no reason for them.

    I remember once upon a time where you could buy docking 'stations' for your tablets (I still have one with my Asus nexus 7 and that has a socket for a speaker output) and android had a 'docking mode' feature. I honestly feel that something similar to that would be far more practical than a superglued 'tablet' on a speaker with limited functionality. Tablet can be used anywhere you want rather than being restricted to one location, while it's detached the dock turns into a 'home/mini speaker' and when you dock the tablet for charging etc it it turns into 'home hub'.

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    Re: Google Home Hub with 7-inch screen launched for $149 / £139

    So this thing isn't a router, like the BT Home Hub, then?
    It's just a tablet on a stand that does things already done by my existing TV, PC, tablet, phone and so on?

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    Re: Google Home Hub with 7-inch screen launched for $149 / £139

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    So this thing isn't a router, like the BT Home Hub, then?
    It's just a tablet on a stand that does things already done by my existing TV, PC, tablet, phone and so on?
    pretty much except that you can't remove the tablet or take it away from the plug socket...

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