Hands on: Android Auto Wireless and Google Assistant double down on convenience

Hands on: Android Auto Wireless and Google Assistant double down on convenience

Microsoft would do well to increase its OS-led foothold in the business marketplace, as digital assistants will in all likelihood be an everyday facet of the workplace within the next few years.

It's hard to gauge all the important trends at CES if you don't roam the show floor (I leave that to my colleague Dean Takahashi).

Amazon's voice AI Alexa managed to dominate the entire event by being integrated into so many devices than you could probably count. There, it just mentions that the size is 8-inch, will have a built in Google Assistant. And it's understandable, Google it's the most known company in the whole world.

You'll be able to see your calendar on the screen, check recipes, watch videos and more.

Furthermore, the smart displays are equipped with all the Google services' applications. You can even reserve parking space through SpotHero. Say, for example, you ask for a restaurant recommendation and the Smart Display provides you with one.

Lenovo has introduced its first smart display at the CES 2018. The company announced at the show that it was brining Alexa to Windows 10 PCs, starting with HP.

The displays are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 624 microprocessor. Users are at liberty of controlling the volume or control tracks via voice command through Google Assistant.

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The new Lenovo Smart Display features full HD Touchscreen display. There would be at least two new Blackberry devices which will be launched before the end of 2018 and based on their success, newer models will be unveiled in the same year or the next.

JBL Everest 710GA around-ear headphones come with a price tag of $249.95 (INR 16,000) which is the costliest among the lot. With Amazon Alexa considered to be the leading assistant for the smart home, Google's been forced to demonstrate that Assistant is growing too. Said Erickson, the higher the profile of Google Assistant on consumer electronics, the more the undeniable need for other developers to incorporate it into their gadgets will be. However, storage specifications do not really matter much on devices likes these, as its role is to respond to voice commands and deliver requests via its display.

According to an announcement made by Google at CES, the company's Google Assistant is now on Android Auto.

Google Assistant is now on roughly 400 million devices, including Android smartphones.

The whole idea behind Smart Displays is to serve as an in-house assistant for all your daily needs.

What's your take on this? On the flip side, you better sit back to see the biggest trend - or, put another way, whatever was overkill this particular year. Do share your thoughts and opinions on this.

If you're looking for more tactile Apple HomeKit controller, Nanoleaf also announced the slightly more niche Remote.

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