Google Assistant in 2018: Google reveals what to expect

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The Three wireless speaker is a turntable with a subwoofer under the trunk, whereas The One is more portable thanks to the rechargeable battery inside, and both devices are Google Assistant enabled, which means that they'd always respond to the "Hey, Google" hotword although they look like something from the past century.

While Amazon has maintained an early lead in the battle to put a smart virtual assistant in every home, capturing 70% of the market, Google isn't going down without a fight. Also unlike the Home, Smart Displays are made by Google's hardware partners, rather than in-house - Lenovo, JBL, LG, and Sony are all involved.

The firm also previewed a host of touchscreen Assistant devices that have ...erm... echoes of the Amazon Echo Show.

Google Assistant in 2018: Google reveals what to expect
Google Assistant in 2018: Google reveals what to expect

Google announced in Las Vegas that it will be taking on Amazon with four new products that use the Google Assistant and - crucially - include a screen.

Google is trying to push Assistant into other devices in the home as well.

Another is the Lenovo Smart Display (below), which will arrive this summer for under $200.

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"Our goal at Google is to help people get things done in a natural, seamless way", Google Assistant vice president of engineering Scott Huffman said.

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Panasonic also collaborates with Google to build Assistant smarts into some of its products. When playing the Lucky Trivia game, for example, the Assistant will show the questions and multiple choice options on screen accompanied by bright and fun visuals.

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Google's presence at CES is significant in and of itself.

SDA624-the SoC focused on video offerings-is the more feature-rich of the two, with the ability to bring video and multimedia to Google Android Things.

Some of those companies have strengths Amazon can't match. This year, Google is determined to make CES attendees - and the world - forget about Alexa.

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