Android Police reports that Google will sell the Home assistant for $129, which is priced competitively lower than the Amazon Echo, which currently retails for $179. Although, Amazonís Echo Dot 2nd gen is coming next month and only costs $50. The only caveat is that it needs an external speaker for playing music.
Likewise, a new Chromecast Ultra (as it may or may not be called), is a 4K version of the popular streaming device which is said to retail for $69. It could be HDR enabled, but other features arenít mentioned. We also hope that this new Chromecast is compatible with 120Hz video (60fps) as the current Chromecast isnít capable of this.
Itís likely that the current Chromecast would remain on sale once this new version goes on sale. Itíd give customers the option to choose a basic model or advanced model with all the bells and whistles.
As far as availability is concerned, itís possible that both of these devices could be announced at Googleís Oct 4 event where the Pixel phones will also be announced.
According to some recent reddit threads, the Chromecast and Chromecast v2 supports 720p @60fps and 1080p @30fps, and, according to testing the Chromecast Ultra supports 1080p @60fps. Because of the possibility of foul language on reddit, which may vi...