How Google Will Attempt to Outshine Amazon Alexa at CES 2018

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Some analysts think that Amazon and Google might have lost a few bucks per unit just to move product. "And in the vehicle a true automotive assistant, which knows what drivers want and how cars work, is probably a better choice for the "driving" end of that interface than a general objective assistant coming from the home environment". The new Lenovo's smart display uses the company's IoT platform. Say, for example, you ask for a restaurant recommendation and the Smart Display provides you with one.

The devices can show details about restaurants, launch a video chat over Google Duo and pull up images hosted on Google Photos. In the smart home of the future, you'll be able to interact with your appliances and devices using only your voice. Now that things have been upgraded to the full Google Assistant experience, you'll have a wider range of functions and tools available behind the wheel. Since all of these hubs are using Google Assistant, they will need to work hard to stand out. The 8-inch model is priced at $199 while the 10-inch will retail at $249 when it goes on sale in early summer.

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Google is gradually expanding its voice assistant service to more and more devices and platforms. But it has taken up a decent approach over it's "touch screen speaker". According to the numbers in the report, 11% of Americans own an Amazon smart speaker, with 4% owning a Google Home device. These Smart Displays would be manufactured by different partners like LG, Lenovo and Sony.

The device is named by LG as WK9. On the flip side, you better sit back to see the biggest trend - or, put another way, whatever was overkill this particular year. The notch on the top is most likely a shutter for the camera or a mute button for the microphone, we don't know yet, but we'll keep you updated. Do share your thoughts and opinions on this. From tracking your baby's help to keeping track of your cryptocurrency assets, the Assistant does so much more than merely telling the weather, which is 95% of users' favorite party trick.

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