If there's one thing missing from Google's smart speaker lineup, it's a smart display device. Amazon has one in the form of the Amazon Echo Show and while Google has teamed up with JBL, Lenovo and LG to create a potential competitor, Google has yet to offer a smart display in its own design.

But that could change in the very near future.

According to a new report from the Nikkei Asian Review (opens in a new tab), Google may have a smart display in the works that will arrive en masse before the end of the year.

The rumor reached Nikkei via one of Google's supply chain vendors, who says Google plans to ship around 3 million of these speakers before the holidays, a large order for a product that has yet to be announced. officially.

Take a page from Google Playbook

That said, Google did something similar with the Google Home Mini in which it announced the speaker at a press event on October 4, 2017 before launching it just two weeks later. The speaker then took a big price drop over the holidays, where it went hand in hand with the Amazon Echo Dot.

If Google really does have its own smart display, it's likely to follow the same release schedule that the Google Home Mini followed a year ago.

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