Google I/O Live Blog: Home voice-activated assistant, Allo messaging app announced

Google announces its rival to the Amazon Echo, unveils yet another messaging app.

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Today at Google I/O, Google’s annual developers conference, Google announced its new Home voice-activated household assistant, a new Allo messaging app, unveiled a new “Google assistant” platform along with other developments.

We’ll have break out stories on some of the news, which you’ll find below as it appears:

See also Google’s blog post with some of the news. Below, our live blog of the event:

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