Lenovo's Smart Display With Google Assistant Is An Answer To Echo Show

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Lenovo's Smart Display With Google Assistant Is An Answer To Echo Show

Based on our first impressions here at CES 2018, it sure looks like it.

When it comes to the build quality of the Lenovo Smart Display, it's pretty impressive.

The search giant showed off a number of new Google Assistant partnerships at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in a bid to establish leadership in the market.

The new Lenovo Smart Display is pretty basic white with either a bamboo or soft-touch matte plastic back.

The display can be positioned horizontally or vertically to fit almost any space. They'll be available starting later this year, Google says, with Lenovo introducing 8-inch and 10-inch screen models at $199 and $249 "this summer."

Lenovo's variant of the smart display will come in two options, the first will sport an 8-inch display and will be priced at $200 (Approximately Rs 12,742). Both are expected to be available early this summer.

Whichever way the ongoing squabble plays out, consumers will have to wait until later in the year before they can buy the new Smart Displays. The interface is very intuitive, as the home screen displays your notifications, as well as things like current timers.

Qualcomm said the variant based on the SDA212 SoC is created to bring digital assistant and audio capability into home devices and appliances such as refrigerators, ovens and washing machines.

The smart displays allow you to use Google Assistant just as you would any other Google Assistant-enabled speaker such as a Google Home. For instance, saying "Show me the kids room" displayed a feed from a Nest camera. For example, during our demo, saying "Hey, Google".

This week will also see the launch of new Android TVs with Google Assistant from a variety of companies, including Haier Group Corp. and Hisense Group Co.

Google Assistant has a message for its digital assistant rival: "Hey, Alexa, I can show stuff, too". It's not clear if a Google Home branded smart screen device is still in the works or if it will rely on third parties instead.

"You have to have a voice command". A number of speaker manufacturers including B&O, Altec Lansing and LG are building smart speakers with Assistant, while the usual suspects plus Logitech subsidiary (and one of our favourites) Jaybird will hopefully improve on the dire Google Pixel Buds.

There are perhaps more compelling use cases, of course, some of which mirror similar capabilities on the Echo Show, including your ability to control connected smart home lights, appliances and other items by voice.

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