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Old 07-16-2017, 10:20 AM   #35
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Personally, the two things I'm missing for Google integration is Keep and Maps (not so much the latter though). The Echo pulls in my Google calendar, but apparently there's no public API for Keep.

I do wish it was a little better at searching, but I'm not sure Google Home would be much better anyway. The Echo knows what day Labor Day is this year, just like if you Google search it, you'll get a card at the top of the page that shows you. If you Google, ask Allo, or ask the Echo when the MLB trade deadline is this year, none of them know... they'll just give you general MLB/trade deadline news. I've heard Home is better at deciphering... I asked Echo something the other day and it picked up 'of' instead of 'a' and couldn't figure it out without me restating it. I think Google Home is better with that kind of stuff.

If I ask the Echo how long it would take to drive to San Diego, it gives me the mileage and says "I don't know how long it'll take you because I don't know how fast you're driving".... and if I include the speed, it doesn't get it. Google Allo/Assistant knows though, which would be nice (I'd rather just have the map though).

I use both Google and Amazon quite a bit, but in the end, Echo is less redundant for me since I have an Android phone... plus I use Prime Music (just haven't tried Google's yet).
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