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Google bought a U.K. sound startup specializing in haptics and turning surfaces into speakers last year

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

According to a recent article by Bloomberg, late last year Google sneakily picked up a U.K.-based startup called Redux that was working on some snazzy tech which can turn surfaces—like the screen on a phone or tablet—into speakers, and even provide more focused haptic effects. The precise date of the acquisition isn't certain, but according to Crunchbase, the deal was announced last August. 

Redux's site has been taken down since the acquisition, but thanks to the magic of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, we can see some of the details behind the startup.

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Google bought a U.K. sound startup specializing in haptics and turning surfaces into speakers last year was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Even more Google Assistant speakers are on their way, from the likes of Anker, B&O, and Klipsch

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

According to Google, the company has been selling Home speakers at a rate of more than one per second since the Home Mini was released late last year. That's an incredible statistic, and it doesn't even take into account Assistant speakers from third-parties that have been available since last fall. Last year, we learned about devices from Mobvoi, Panasonic, Sony, and Anker's Zolo sub-brand. They were clearly the tip of the iceberg.

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Even more Google Assistant speakers are on their way, from the likes of Anker, B&O, and Klipsch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home Max review: The best (and most expensive) smart speaker

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The chances are almost 100% that everyone reading this has some way to access the Google Assistant. You might even have more than one Assistant device now that most phone released in the last few years have support and Google is handing out Home Minis like they're going to expire. The original Google Home has a respectable speaker for the size, and many people use it to listen to music. Yet, for anyone who's serious about their tunes, the Home and Home Mini just don't cut it.

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Google Home Max review: The best (and most expensive) smart speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LG announces Chromecast-enabled soundbar and Assistant speaker

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Just having things around that make sound isn't good enough anymore. If your speakers can't stream from the internet or tell you the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" then why even have them? LG has announced two new speakers that check all the boxes. The SK10Y soundbar has Chromecast support, and the LG ThinQ Speaker is powered by Assistant.

The SK10Y soundbar is designed to pair with your home theater system.

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LG announces Chromecast-enabled soundbar and Assistant speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here are all of Tronsmart’s best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post]

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The season of deals is upon us. Whether your beating down the doors of your local retailer as the salesmen huddle in fear, or you've pinned a couple hundred tabs for relentless refreshing, you're probably ready. And we know you know a deal when you see it, so here's a list of all the best Tronsmart products that are currently on sale. From power banks to headphones, and chargers to speakers, there are some pretty big discounts to take advantage of. 

 

To start, you need power.

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Here are all of Tronsmart's best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here are all of Tronsmart’s best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post]

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The season of deals is upon us. Whether your beating down the doors of your local retailer as the salesmen huddle in fear, or you've pinned a couple hundred tabs for relentless refreshing, you're probably ready. And we know you know a deal when you see it, so here's a list of all the best Tronsmart products that are currently on sale. From power banks to headphones, and chargers to speakers, there are some pretty big discounts to take advantage of. 

 

To start, you need power.

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Here are all of Tronsmart's best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home v1.26 reveals ‘speaker pairs’ for stereo casting, adds EQ settings, new Backdrop screen, and more [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Google Home app has seen some big enhancements lately, and with the rollout of v1.26, it's gearing up for some more. The latest update brings the notable addition of EQ settings for speakers and introduces a new screen for backdrop history. Users of Android 8.0 Oreo might also notice their app shortcuts are now sporting fresh adaptive icons. However, the main topic comes to us via a teardown that shows a new feature called Speaker Pairs will enable us to take two speakers and set them up to work in stereo.

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Google Home v1.26 reveals 'speaker pairs' for stereo casting, adds EQ settings, new Backdrop screen, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Assistant coming in 2018] Sonos announces the Sonos One, a $199 Alexa-equipped speaker

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

You might have lost track with all the Google happenings today, but Sonos had a little event in NYC today. It announced something we've heard rumored a few times—an Alexa-equipped speaker. The Sonos One goes on sale in a few weeks, and it's priced at $199. That's not bad for a Sonos speaker.

The device looks not unlike Amazon's own redesigned Echo devices. It's a small speaker with an omnidirectional microphone array designed to pick up your voice commands from anywhere in a room.

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[Update: Assistant coming in 2018] Sonos announces the Sonos One, a $199 Alexa-equipped speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

JBL announces speakers with Google Assistant, a boombox, cord-free earbuds, and more

Friday, September 1st, 2017

It seems like every single tech company has made at least one announcement at IFA in Berlin, and JBL is no exception. The company announced a ton of new products at IFA, including Google Assistant-powered speakers, fully wireless earbuds, a boombox that lasts for 24 hours, and more.

JBL Link

Perhaps the most interesting announcement, at least to readers of Android Police, is probably the JBL Link series (pictured at the top of this post).

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JBL announces speakers with Google Assistant, a boombox, cord-free earbuds, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon announces multi-room Alexa music syncing and new developer tools

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

It was always a matter of time, but now Alexa has the ability to turn Echo devices into multi-room speakers that many owners have long been clamoring for. Starting today, the feature is available for Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, while support for Spotify and SiriusXM is said to be "coming soon." This so far only applies to users in the US, UK, and Germany.

Any combination of Echos, Echo Dots, and Echo Shows can be used in a multi-room setup.

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Amazon announces multi-room Alexa music syncing and new developer tools was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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