Presumably similar to the company's own Google Home smart speaker, the partner speakers will expand the product lineup through companies that traditionally offer products at lower price points. The SC-GA10 features full support for Google Assistant, which means that it will integrate with the latest smartphones and anything that's Google Assistant compatible - and that includes other smart speakers. Already available on select Android phones as well as Google Home speakers, iPhones, Android Wear devices, and Google Allo, you're about to see Google Assistant on a wider variety of speakers and appliances.
Google says that availability will vary based on the device, but most speakers should be up for sale later this year in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France.
Further partnerships and integration with appliances makers will be announced throughout the rest of the year. You'll have to order the Google Home online and then pick it up from the nearest Micro Center you've selected while placing the order online. The company also said more speakers will be added to the list before the end of the week. What a time to be alive. Details about the other two speakers are a bit more sparse, but Panasonic says its tower-like speaker will arrive in "early 2018", while the TicHome Mini, which was technically announced around Google I/O, looks to be highly portable. Or, if you're wondering if your clothes are done being washed, you can ask that, too. It's as easy as "Ok Google, start vacuuming". "Ok Google, are my clothes clean?" or "is the laundry done?" But I predict Google will be rewarded for its focus on appliance manufacturers-a market segment Amazon doesn't have much traction with at the moment.
You get an Echo Dot-like design with buttons on top as well as a strap to easily carry the TicHome Mini with you everywhere. And, aside from featuring Google Assistant, this speaker from Anker also has Google Cast in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth. More than the assistant, it's the integration with a wide range of appliances that make everything interesting.