Another Hint That Google Is Working On A Touch Enabled Google Home
A new job listing by Google spotted online suggests that the company is indeed working on a touchscreen Google Home. The job listing reads:
In this role, you’ll work on the next generation of Google Hardware to enable the best multi-touch user experience.
Google might be working on a multi-touch Google Home as a rival to Amazon’s Echo Show. Multi-touch gestures could also find their way to speakers like the next revision of the Home and Home Max.
Google has not had the best of times with its hardware this year. Back in October, its Google Home Mini speaker forced the company to permanently disable the touch sensor at the top of that device. That happened because of some bug, the Home Mini was recording everything around it even when no command was given. And while the decision to protect the customer privacy was the right one and to Google’s credit, it worked on the fix right away but, doing so crippled some of the Google Home Mini’s capabilities and appeal.
Even Google’s Pixel phones have received a lot of flak for its under-performing hardware. It will be interesting to see Google’s approach to its products from now on and the integration of AI and machine learning in it upcoming smart devices.