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Google's Lenovo Smart Display is Already Here

Google's Lenovo Smart Display is Already Here”

And much like Android Pie, Smart Displays are getting their own version of Digital Wellbeing with Downtime that will limit when users can interact with the device.

Google has made a name for itself in the smart home market through Google Home, its smart artificial intelligence assistant.

So we'll dive into the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (obviously), share first impressions, talk about the notch, figure out who is buying either phone, and which features are coming to your older Pixel or Pixel 2.

The Google Home Hub, competing against Amazon's Echo Show, was unveiled at a NY media event at which the tech giant also announced its upgraded Pixel 3 smartphone and a new tablet computer dubbed Pixel Slate. The Google Assistant-powered Google Home and Apple's Siri-powered HomePod eventually followed. The bulbs and Google Home connect via Bluetooth, which frees up your Wi-Fi network for other uses. "We consciously chose to not include a camera on Google Home Hub, so you feel comfortable placing it in the private spaces of your home, like the bedroom", Google said. Reports also claim that Google's superior speech recognition supports more natural language and has fewer mistakes than the Echo Show.

In March I said I wanted Google to make a smart home hub. At the moment, the Lenovo's Smart Display is the only one from the company that is on sale.

If you were on Twitter yesterday, you couldn't miss the buzz about the new Google Home Hub, which is Google's new be-all gadget that everyone can't stop talking about.

Instead it runs a visual representation of the Google Assistant along with it's very own user interface elements.

On the smart display side of things, Google Assistant now gets multi-room audio, so that you can add your smart display to a group and play music throughout your home.

It could also make a handy desk companion with its ability to keep you up to date of your schedule, the weather, traffic and plenty more info.

The Google Home Hub is now on pre-order, available from October 23rd: details here.

Photos: Stream photos and videos from the Google Photos app, and use as a photo frame.

Which voice assistant you prefer comes down to personal preference. And with its built-in smart-home hub and camera for video calling and Skype, it's really shaping up to be an all-purpose device for smart-home owners. Since rear-facing cameras are typically used to shoot subjects that are much further away, this is less of an issue.



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