Alphabet previewed its new Google Home device at I/O in May and seems to be working hard to launch it, perhaps on 4 October, with other hardware such as the Pixel smartphones and a new Chromecast. Rumour of a price point on Home is $ 129, cheaper than a similar product from Amazon, its Echo, priced at $ 179. Home will be integrated with Google's ecosystem (eg, Nest) and Google Assistant. Google revealed the basic functionality at I/O, which seems amazing. Reminder: https://youtu.be/VmGmrJdcBwc[ It will be interesting to learn about Home's compatibility with other third party services, such as Spotify, Uber, news apps, etc. Out of the box Home will be compatible with Smart Things, a Samsung owned platform for home automation products, according to Android Police. Will be interested in UK pricing, what it supports and its capabilities.