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Google Home touchscreen device spotted in official app code

  • Posted by admin on October 23, 2017

A deep dive into the code of a new version of the Google app by AndroidPolice supports rumors of a potential new Google Home device with a touchscreen. A TechCrunch report from September said Google was working on building a table-top smart-screen device codenamed “Manhattan” that could be a competitor to Amazon’s Echo Show. The APK teardown of 7.14.15 beta version of the Google app found references to multiple on-display features including notifications, interactive timers, weather forecasts, YouTube video playback, a basic web browser, photo galleries, Google Maps with business listings, a customizable home screen, and more.

The code throughout the app references “Quartz” that operates using voice…

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