We are living in a Google Home in which everything we do is voice controlled and this has allowed us to start changing some daily habits and saving more time, which is ultimately the most important thing that we can do in order to get things done day by day efficiently.
The Google ecosystem is basically a group of applications and software solutions that makes your life easier. If you are using Gmail, Google plus, Google Maps, Google play, YouTube and Blogger and Google Drive you are basically using the most essential and common solutions that this ecosystem offers.
The ecosystem and Google Home
The most important thing to consider is that Google Home is only going to work at 30% of the potential it offers if you don’t make use of the Google ecosystem. Google home just turns into a search assistant that you can talk to and that might not make it worth the purchase for a lot of people. But if you are using at least a few of the Google ecosystem apps, you will be able to find the true potential of this particular product.
Is Google home ideal for you?
It is if you already make use of most of Google’s app and software solutions because it will allow you to sync all of them and this is going to let you get very good results. You will be able to check your mail, your calendar, your notifications in Google plus and you will also be able to reply with specific commands. The development team has mentioned plenty of upgrades to come, but so far it does provide great help for those who are using Google apps and software already.
How does it work?
You might be wondering how Google home can tell when you are talking to it instead of talking to another person in the room. The system is always waiting for you to say the words “ok Google” or “hey Google”. If you just say Google, the system is not going to be receptive to that word in order to avoid any confusions when you are talking about the search engine with someone.
The system is pretty good at recognizing the trigger words even when the person has an accent and this is definitely a plus (no pun intended). The main thing to keep in mind is that you need to avoid talking softly, but there is a LED system that will let you know if Google Home can hear you in case you are not sure if it’s picking up on your voice.
There are some issues with this system that might be solved in the near future, but for now, they are annoyances. The biggest problem is that only one user can connect to the system at a time. For some people this is good because they want to avoid giving access to their accounts to everyone at home, but Google needs to implement a simple system that allows for a safe switch between users in one Google Home device.