Google Smart Home Virtual SummitSource: Google

What you need to know

  • Google will be hosting a "Hey Google" Smart Home Virtual Summit next week.
  • The search giant will be diving into some new and upcoming features for both smart home developers and users at the event.
  • The "Hey Google" Smart Home Keynote will begin at 13:00 ET on July 8.

Google has announced that it will be holding a "Hey Google" Smart Home Virtual Summit next week to share new and upcoming features for smart home developers and users. Since the Google I/O had to be canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the summit will provide an opportunity to the company to be able to engage with developers and users "in person."

Michele Turner, Product Management Director of the Smart Home Ecosystem, will be sharing Google's recent smart home product initiatives in the keynote, which is set to begin at 13:00 ET on July 8. Turner will also share new tools that have been designed to make it easier to develop with Google Assistant.

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Google will host a "Hey Google" partner panel as well, where several industry leaders will talk about the impact of COVID-19 on their business and the overall state of the Smart Home industry.

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