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Google rivals Apple, Samsung and Amazon, launches smartphones


Google has launched a new line in smartphones along with other gadgets designed to take on electronic giants like Apple and Samsung.

The Google Pixel phone has an integrated virtual assistant.

Its Home device is a sleek internet-connected speaker that’s designed to respond to voice commands.

And a new virtual reality headset is shortly to be available called Daydream View which will work with the new Pixel phones and other devices based on Google’s Android software.

The unveiling of the Google’s designed phones came as part of an expanded hardware move by the US Company, which has also revealed details of its new “home assistance” and Wi-Fi router system.

Pixel will be available with a five or 5.5-inch display, starting at $649 for US customers, similar to the latest iPhone models.