Google Assistant coming to more speakers and appliances soon

01 September, 2017, 01:59 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Google Assistant coming to more speakers and home appliances from LG

The announcements were made ahead of of IFA, an worldwide consumer electronics show to take place September 1-6 in Berlin.

These devices can deliver the functionality and features of the Google Home exactly as it gets available in countries like the Canada, the U.S., the Australia, the France and the Germany. Among the smart speakers which will be capable of speaking with Google Assistant is Anker's Zolo Mojo, Panasonic's GA10 and Mobvoi's TicHome Mini.

That's not all Google's Assistant is going to power, users will be able to to use Google Assistant to control everyday home appliances like your washing machine, your dryer and more. The company on Wednesday announced in a blog post that three smart speakers from Anker, Mobvai and Panasonic will integrate the voice assistant.

Google states there over 70 home automation manufacturers now compatible with its Google Assistant.

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Outside of speakers, the Google Assistant will arrive in appliances from companies like LG later this year too. More than just an assistant, the Hub Robot uses voice recognition technology to connect to other smart LG devices to make household tasks less of a chore.

While others have hedged their bets as to which intelligent AI will come out ahead by supporting both of them, Panasonic has come out firmly in favor of team Google.

Next in line is Panasonic's speaker GA10, which comes with two 20mm dome tweeters, 8cm woofer with a dual voice coil, and Bluetooth. Therefore, in the foreseeable future, you will be able to speak phrases such as "Ok Google, wash my clothes", "Ok Google, is my cake baked?", "Ok Google, clean my room", and more. Virtual assistants are essentially modern day "genies" that get things done for you without ever uttering the typical "your wish is my command, master" catchphrase. It' a reliable appliance most households will find useful because it can cut grass on its own so you don't have to drive a lawnmower and spend a lot of time doing the chore.

The company said that it would open its digital voice assistant up to developers at its Google I/O conference this past May, so the moves are not unexpected.

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