Near the beginning of 2017, Google made a promise that its Google Assistant would become part of our everyday lives. All of a sudden so it seems, we’re believing every bit of it.
Near the beginning of the 2017 year, Google announced that its AI technology, the Google Assistant, would become part of Android devices of all kinds. At the time, the Google Assistant was working in Allo and exclusive to Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The voice assistant technology that improves using machine learning recently expanded to Android Wear, Android devices running Marshmallow or newer, and even certain Apple iPhone models. Today, the virtual assistant seems to be making its way [Read More]
Google was right when it said that its assistant would become part of our everyday lives. Recently, Google Assistant support expanded to include headphones and a slew of speakers, and now, appliances. LG has announced that 87 of its Wi-Fi smart home appliances are now compatible with the Google Assistant via the Google Home speaker, and compatible Android and iOS devices. This achievement has been made possible by the Google Assistant SDK.
We reported some days ago that a pair of Bose headphones featuring Google Assistant could soon see a release. And just like that, we have them!
The Google Assistant has become part of the mobile experience, with the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL getting it last year, then other Android-powered, non-Google devices around the time of Google I/O 2017.
Like a few others, Sony has introduced a new smart speaker at IFA 2017, the LF-S50G, which will have a retail price of around £200 ($250 USD) when released in November. The LF-S50G is based around the Google Assistant technology.
Home automation hasn’t been adopted by everybody, but as smartphones and appliances become smarter, the desire to connect all of the home to the internet grows.
A trusted source has discovered source code within the latest version of the Google application for Android suggesting that Google Assistant earphones could be in the works. ‘Bistro’ could be the code-name for a pair of wireless headphones made by Google with built-in Google Assistant functionality.