Google and Amazon Battle It Out In CES 2018

Mae Love
January 14, 2018

The report suggested that Amazon and Google had embarked on a market share contest over the festive season, heavily discounting their smart speakers (in particular their smallest speakers) to the extreme that each sale may have actually resulted in a loss of a few dollars per unit. The search giant had large plans for its Google Assistant at CES this year, however, they still seemed to be outshined by Amazon's own voice assistant. So far in terms of the battle of digital assistants, it has been pretty much been Alexa versus Google Assistant.

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.

For Google, this year's CES is all about its Assistant, as it has unveiled various new features of its product.

We have seen a lot of new devices being announced by different companies at CES 2018.

The Lenovo Smart Display stands up like a picture frame on your desk or counter, featuring a full color 8- or 10-inch HD display.

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Now that you know the Klipsch speakers that will support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, would you be buying any of these products this year?

Google has also published an introductory video with Google Assistant working on a smart display. And it's understandable, Google it's the most known company in the whole world. Video calling is handled by Duo, which means it should be fairly easy to reach people - most Android phones come with it pre-installed, though you may have to persuade iPhone owning friends and family to visit the App Store first.

Furthermore, the smart displays are equipped with all the Google services' applications. Say, for example, you ask for a restaurant recommendation and the Smart Display provides you with one. In the meantime, CES 2018 might be filled with smart products until its final day. Namely, this piece of software allows you to integrate Alexa into your wireless headphones and smartwatches so you can use it wherever you want.

Lenovo's new hub comes in two formats, one with an 8-inch screen and another with a 10-inch screen. SDA212 System on Chips are created to help developers and OEMs develop fast and efficient hubs based on Google Assistant and related Google services.

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