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Google Assistant Heads To Android Auto To Battle Amazon's Alexa

Google Assistant Heads To Android Auto To Battle Amazon's Alexaā€¯

If Amazon Alexa owned CES 2017, the Google Assistant has arguably repeated the feat at this year's Las Vegas showcase.

Google Assistant has been around a while, and one of the things it was lacking was a dedicated, comprehensive directory on the web that tells you what it can do.

Google and Amazon weren't alone in voice assistant news this week.

Google has spent the previous year bringing Assistant to over 400 million devices as it aims to make its virtual assistant available pretty much everywhere. The company's sending a clear sign to Amazon that there are still contenders in the digital assistance space.

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Even though a Google spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment, Google vice president of engineering Scott Huffman confirmed the company wants to spread Assistant to mobile devices, home gadgets, and cars to Bloomberg. The plan is said to starting selling more of their own products and those from Nest, and putting Google Assistant at the center of it all. Both Lenovo and LG announced touchscreen-enabled smart speakers with Google Assistant on-board, which is likely to make up for Google not making a Google Home with a display yet.

With Smart Display, you will be able to explore more of Google services like YouTube to watch videos and Google Duo to make video calls through the display using your Gmail account. The Smart Display is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 624 Chipset. The new product is a slab-shaped device with speaker grilles on the left side and an 8-inch or 10-inch display on the right. Like Alexa, drivers and passengers can use voice commands to control features within their vehicle's multimedia system, as well as ask questions, find out the weather. you get the idea. Lenovo stated they would be charging $199 for a device sporting an eight-inch screen, and $249 for a ten-inch model.

So folks, that's what all about the new Smart Display from Lenovo powered by Google Assistant.

What's your take on this? "However, as we increasingly engage with more virtual assistants in our home, at work, in the auto - and everything in between - a cognitive arbitrator will ultimately be needed to connect the diverse virtual assistants, third-party services and content, and intelligent agents through an interoperable interface".



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