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NYT: Google’s Echo competitor is called Home

We should find out for sure tomorrow at I/O.

Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo is named Google Home, according to The New York Times. Google Home, which was developed under the codename “Chirp,” is a voice-powered assistant that can answer basic questions as you bustle around the house. The device should hit stores in the fall and Google is set to unveil the device during its big I/O conference tomorrow, NYT reports.

The latest report pegs Google Home as a device that “answers simple questions and carries out basic tasks.” We’re hearing again that it will debut this Fall.

Outside of the new name and pseudo-confirmation it will be released in the Fall — there’s nothing new to report. We can’t tell you if Google will have open APIs for developers, or if you’ll be able to use the familiar ‘okay, Google’ command to spark a new task or query.

But if both reports are accurate about the announcement timeframe, we’ll hear all about it tomorrow during the Keynote at I/O.