Google Assistant coming to smart displays, Lenovo already announces one

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According to Amazon, there are many microphones and chipsets that these manufacturers can use. One such product is the Lenovo Smart Display, developed in partnership with Google.

The addition of these smart displays will help Google keep pace with Amazon when it comes to widespread acceptance and use of its Assistant, but the company isn't stopping there.

However, last week Google said there was robust demand for Google Home.

Google has taken advantage of its appearance at CES 2018 to announce a raft of new Google Assistant-powered speakers as well as its first smart displays.

The 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display starts at Dollars 249.99 and the 8-inch model starts at USD 199.99. The Echo Show retails for $230.

Available in two size options of 8- and 10-inches, the two Lenovo smart displays share the same basic specification.

While third-party app support is on the way, the Lenovo smart displays won't be available right away.

Google on Monday announced that it is expanding the availability of Google Assistant to Smart displays.

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The Google smart displays will work with Google Photos, make calls with Google Duo and include visual results for Google searches. But ordinary calls won't be possible at this stage. The full list of Sony headphones "optimized for the Google Assistant" can be found here. Google plans to roll out Assistant to other Android TVs this year, including AirTV Player, Bouygues Telecom, LG U+, TCL, Skyworth and Xiaomi.

The touchscreen shows weather updates, recipes, YouTube videos, and more.

The QC 35 II headphones became the first headphones to incorporate Google Assistant when Bose Corp. launched them in September. To start with, reports suggest JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony are producing Google Assistant speakers with a new screen, something similar to Amazon Echo Show.

Google Assistant brings hands-free assistance to appliances, like setting and adjusting the cooking mode or the temperature and time on your range or starting a cycle on your dishwasher.

A smart display is essentially a voice-activated speaker with a screen.

Google Assistant-powered smart displays will begin launching later this year. They'll go on sale in the spring. But Google isn't stopping there, announcing that more Android TVs will be receiving some love. Android Auto will soon support Google Assistant when you connect your Android phone to a supported vehicle.

CES 2018, so far, has been centric around two things; Alexa and Google Assistant.


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