At CES 2018, LG announced several products that feature Google Assistant, though the company's fridges feature Amazon Alexa integration. All these giants will launch their own smart displays in the coming months, later this year.
Google showed a lot of support in the Z-Wave Alliance booth, being part of many demonstrations there. Both screens are HD: the smaller one has a 1,200 x 800 resolution, while the larger model has a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 display.
Each of the devices will host a swath of apps that fall under the Google umbrella. Along with these devices also a list "smart displays" were displayed.
Has the Google Assistant dominated CES 2018?
In summary, Amazon is looking at Alexa not just as a virtual assistant for speakers, but as a robust smart home platform. The first is an 8-inch model that costs $199.99, the second is a 10-inch model priced at $249.99. 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.
Sure, other AI assistants had a presence, whether that was Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana, or even Baidu's Duer. However, we'll have to give a device from JBL, Lenovo, LG or Sony a try if we want them any sooner than that.
Away from the touchscreen solutions, Altec Lansing, Anker, Bang & Olufsen, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, Riva Audio and SōLIS are all building audio accessories with the Google Assistant at their heart. Though Google released a cheaper version of its smart speaker, the Google Home Mini, late previous year, Amazon's aggressive promotions of the discounted Echo Dot are believed to have made it the holiday sales victor. On the flip side, you better sit back to see the biggest trend - or, put another way, whatever was overkill this particular year. For more updates, stay tuned with us!