Amazon's Alexa Coming to Select Toyota, Lexus Models This Year

Amazon's Alexa Coming to Select Toyota, Lexus Models This Year

Sony is also working on a smart display with Google Assistant integration, but we've yet to see that model in the flesh. Last August, Amazon released AVS Device SDK that let you connect it with numerous devices. "[The firm] has proven that there is a logical use case for a hands-free assistant in the smart home".

According to sources close to the matter, Google is toying with the idea of launching a revamped online store in February.

What CES showed me is that Google and Amazon, kind of eerily, are on the same page when it comes to their voice assistants. Google's decision to respond to Alexa's dominance of CES 2017 marks a shift in its narrative, suggesting a more aggressive promotion of assistant services could be coming. The device can assist you on almost everything: asking questions, controlling smart home devices, playing music etc. Companies like LG and Samsung were some of the biggest players in the event but Amazon, Asus, Acer and many other brands including those that make popular PC peripherals also made their presence felt in the event. One quarter of smart speaker owners report having a Google Assistant product such as Google Home or Google Home Mini. Assistant for Android Auto will perform actions like controlling your smart home, play music from Spotify or Google Play Music, get directions from Google Maps or Waze and send and receive messages from services like WhatsApp, among other things.


Huffman explained that the incoming smart displays will have the smart assistant built in. This means that, at least for some products, you won't have to choose sides, and can control devices using whichever voice assistant you're in the mood for. LG is playing both sides, in fact.

One major reason that smart speakers sold so well during the holiday is that the devices were deeply discounted.

So folks, that's what all about the new Smart Display from Lenovo powered by Google Assistant. Did you expect this from Lenovo for this year? Only Siri missed out on the party, though Apple's assistant tends to be more of a lone wolf, anyway.

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