Amazon's Alexa smart assistant was the quiet star of the show at last year's CES. This LG ThinQ Google Assistant Touch Screen Speaker is one of them, and like Lenovo's Smart Display, it's built on a Qualcomm Home Hub Platform. The new Lenovo's smart display uses the company's IoT platform. And it's understandable, Google it's the most known company in the whole world. For now we need to wait for the device to be officially launched.
And the market for smart devices is exploding, even with warnings that "the internet of things" is notoriously insecure. 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. Intelligent speakers, like Amazon's Echo and Google's Home, are "quickly becoming the core foundation of smart homes", he said.
Google has finally given us a proper Google Assistant directory on the web, one that allows for an easier discovery experience over all that the Assistant can do. The first is an 8-inch model that costs $199.99, the second is a 10-inch model priced at $249.99.
Neither Apple Inc's assistant Siri nor Microsoft Corp's Cortana are now available on a speaker with a tablet-like display. According to the numbers in the report, 11% of Americans own an Amazon smart speaker, with 4% owning a Google Home device. JBL comes in second, with their Link View Smart Display. Additionally, Assistant will also be available on more headphones this year from Jaybird, JBL, LG and Sony.
"Panasonic's work to bring Amazon Alexa to the auto is a great example of how we're seeing greater collaboration between technology vendors to provide a more consistent experience in different domains", said Nils Lenke, senior director of corporate research at Nuance.