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Google Home has a large advantage over the Echo in that Google Assistant has so many endpoints through Android devices. However, Google is not fully realizing the potential of this. A few quick ways it could do so:

  1. Allow for interaction between the Home and Android devices similar to the Chromecast. “OK Google, show me pictures of lions on my phone”
  2. Allow for control of Android device. “Set my phone to night mode” — same way you can get your phone to ring through the Home.
  3. Transfer calls between the Android phone and the Home.

Maybe Google will have more control through Pixel phones but there are some better ways to have tighter integration between Google Assistant devices.

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