Google Home Hub hands-on: Assistant gets a screen

It seems to be smart display season: Amazon just updated the Echo Show, Facebook showed off its new Portal system yesterday, and now Google has just announced that it’s getting in on the game with the Google Assistant-powered Home Hub.

I just spent some time with the Home Hub, and it’s much smaller than you would expect from the 7-inch display size. It looks like nothing more than a tiny floating tablet on a cloth-covered stand. That display has something called Ambient EQ, which automatically adjusts to the light in the room to look more natural. In a quick demo under color-changing Hue lights, it worked well, quickly changing to look like a print photo under the same conditions.

Unlike Amazon and Facebook,…

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