As well as announcing the new Essential Phone, Andy Rubin’s Essential company also announced the Essential Home.
The Essential Home is looking to take on devices like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home although Essential says that they device is designed to protect your privacy.
Your home is your private space and we want to make sure that your privacy is taken seriously. We designed Essential Home to directly talk to your devices over your in-home network as much as possible in order to limit sending data to the cloud. Essential Home’s proactive assistant also runs its AI engine locally on the device. We will continue to work on innovative ways to make the device smarter without compromising privacy.
As yet there are no details on when the Essential Home will launch and how much ti will cost, you can find out more details at the link below.