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CES 2018 the most interesting gadgets announced

CES 2018 the most interesting gadgets announced

People can now transmit from Google Assistant their voice on handsets or voice-supported speakers such as Google Home.

On the show floor, it smoothly scrolled through demo applications popping up info in ways we're used to seeing on our phones or through Android Auto.

Recent reports have revealed that this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) might be turning out to be an all-out war between Google and Amazon in terms of their respective voice assistants. The 8-inch or 10-inch display is flanked by a speaker grill on the left side (or bottom if you place it in portrait), and the back is either faux Bamboo or a simple grey.

Lenovo, LG, Sony and JBL are making Smart Displays. With Amazon Alexa considered to be the leading assistant for the smart home, Google's been forced to demonstrate that Assistant is growing too. The latter has its own assistant in the form of Bixby, whose (or should that be its) abilities are to be extended and made more widely available with the announced release of a SmartThings app to appear mid-2018.

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Updated Google Assistant is now available for Android Auto

Because the Smart Display runs Google Assistant, it can do a lot more. Other manufacturers announced their own smart speaker products running the Google Assistant, or at least plans to adopt it.

In summary, Amazon is looking at Alexa not just as a virtual assistant for speakers, but as a robust smart home platform. With a display, Google Assistant will be able to play a YouTube video, search for map directions, call a cab and track it, as well as pull up images through Google Photos. "That's really the idea we're trying to showcase at the show and bring it into automotive - less steps for the user but more convenient and more action", explained Adam Kuhn of Samsung Electronics.

The company has experimented with developing a version of Google Home with a screen, Rishi Chandra, vice president of the division, told Reuters in August. LG of course had plenty to show off, namely its new Nano Cell Super UHD TVs and the new OLED G8 TV models, both of which look stylish, promising, and are full of improvements over last year's TVs from the brand. "You want to keep it as simple as possible".

Lenovo's Smart Display will be arriving later this year starting at $199, and others will be hitting the market in the coming months... In late 2017, Juniper Research reported that smart devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Sonos One will be installed in 55 percent of USA households by 2022.

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