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After months of rumours and leaks, Google has finally launched the Google Home and Home Mini smart speakers in India.

As a recap, Google Home was launched alongside the Google Home Mini, which is priced at Rs 4,499. However, there's also a third smart speaker from Google called Google Home Max, but that isn't coming to the country yet. You can also set reminders, control music playback, control the connected gadgets, and do a lot more than you can imagine with these new smart speakers.

Customers buying the Google Home or Google Home Mini from Flipkart will get a free JioFi router and when buying a Google Home from a Reliance Digital or MyJio stores, a JioFi router will be included along with 100GB of 4G data worth Rs. 2,499. The two new keen speakers will contend with Amazon's Echo range of speakers, which were launched in India in 2017. In terms of pricing, the Google Home Mini is available for Rs. 4499 whereas the Google Home is priced at Rs. 9999 in India. Needless to say, what powers the Google Home and Home Mini is the Google Assistant AI. Google Assistant in Hindi rolled out officially a few weeks ago, and it'll be heading to the Google Home and Home Mini at a later date. It comes in two colors; white and slate fabric - the top of the speaker stays the same white while the base comes in the two mentioned colours. Google Home will come in a Chalk fabric base, and Coral will come soon. The Google Assistant already speaks in Hindi, so the smart speakers should understand the language before too long.

Amazon launched its Echo series of smart speakers in India last October. Google will bring you playlists and recommended artists on your speakers and smartphones so you'll be updated with the 2018 line-up. You can ask also Google Assistant to give you a rundown of your day's schedule.

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The Mini has a 360-degree sound with an 40mm driver.

Customers can avail up to 10 percent cashback when purchasing the Home Mini and Home speakers using HDFC Bank credit cards.

Google Home seamlessly integrates with all of Google's services. This allows the device to deliver best-in-class voice recognition and minimize error rates - even from across the room. While Google has the advantage of its search engine, Amazon has spent about three years customising content and interaction for its virtual assistant to fit into Indian culture.

Google Home will be competing with Amazon Echo. Amazon also has a third offering in the Indian market - Amazon Echo Plus.