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How Google Will Attempt to Outshine Amazon Alexa at CES 2018

Wiz's Google Assistant-enabled smart LED lights at CES. Voice assistants are increasingly being integrated with home appliances. Jae C. Hong  AP Wiz's Google Assistant-enabled smart LED lights at CES. Voice assistants are increasingly being integrated with home appliances. Jae C. Hong AP
Frank Williams | 14 January, 2018, 11:15

On opening day, the space was full of Google-branded devices and speakers, TVs from partners and heavy promotions for Google's voice-based Assistant.

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.

"Voice services are rapidly becoming more popular and through our integration with Amazon Alexa, Toyota and Lexus customers will soon be able to easily speak to Alexa in their cars while on-the-go", said Zack Hicks, the head of Toyota Connect, the Japanese automaker's data and digital services subsidiary.

The Smart Display is available in 8- or 10-inch touchscreen models.

Time Inc. recounts their early preview of Lenovo's Smart Display, noting that those the device looks like a traditional tablet, you won't interact with it through the use of apps.

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Search engine giant Google is betting on its Assistant app to dominate the burgeoning fields of smart home automation and virtual assistants.

The recent CES 2018 held in Las Vegas was mostly about Google Assistant powered speakers and headphones.

But compared with the Lenovo's intriguing offering, the LG speaker is pretty damn ugly. LG's new ThinQ AI TVs leverage Google Assistant. It now has Google Assistant built-in. Several large video billboards around the conference centre are dedicated to advertising the Google Assistant. The company is considering the debut of a revamped online retail site in February to sell its own products - and those from Nest, Alphabet's smart-home gadget unit - with Google's digital assistant at the center, according to two people familiar with the plans.

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. The technology was packed into a variety of smart home products, ranging from speakers and radios through to lamps and vacuum ... Even if it is said that it only listens to you when you start the conversation with "Hey Google", we just have some issues, just like we have issues with Alexa, and we still think that there somewhere could be a certain microphone that can deliver everything you say. You can simply say "How do I get there?" and the device will understand what you are talking about. About 45 million people in the United States will use smart speakers in 2018, research firm EMarketer estimates, and Amazon has about two-thirds of the US market.

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