CES: Pioneer Demos Showcase Android Auto Wireless and Google Assistant

CES: Pioneer Demos Showcase Android Auto Wireless and Google Assistant

Instead, when you open Google Home and tap the hamburger button in the top left, you'll see an option called Explore. While Amazon's showing was more muted, the online retailer did use CES 2018 to announce that Alexa would be coming to wearables everywhere.

To check if you have been upgraded to the newer version, Assistant logo with three circles must appear on the screen of Android Auto. Whatever the distinction might be, based on Google's announcement, now it's backed by the Google Assistant.

Google's focus in 2018 will likely be the spread of Assistant to more home gadgets, mobile devices and vehicles, according to Google Assistant engineer and vice president Scott Huffman.

It is due to release in the USA this summer with other territories following later, but no exact date was given.

Amazon's voice AI Alexa managed to dominate the entire event by being integrated into so many devices than you could probably count.

"We've seen tremendous excitement with the Lenovo Smart Display, LG Smart Speaker, Harman/JBL working with our Home Hub platform - and this is just the beginning", said Qualcomm spokesperson Liz Sweeney. The first is an 8-inch model that costs $199.99, the second is a 10-inch model priced at $249.99. If you're specifically looking for an Alexa device, though, you're probably better off getting an Echo directly from Amazon. Moreover, some of the displays are more like tablets, and will let you carry them around your house. The ThinQ View has stereo speakers, like the JBL model above, and all the features that come with Google Assistant. The program pays developers of the most popular Alexa skills for their time, albeit amid complaints that Amazon's method of reward level determination isn't clear.

So folks, that's what all about the new Smart Display from Lenovo powered by Google Assistant.

The Lenovo Smart Display will be available starting this summer, in two sizes.

Since Google Assistant is built in, the Smart Display can do everything a Google Home can do. They include interoperable IoT devices ranging from tools to sensors, energy devices, entertainment controllers, lighting and other systems.

It's nice to see that these features are spreading out across vehicles and becoming less manufacturer-specific - but it'll also make it more hard to figure out who's on the phone, who's talking to Alexa or Google, and who's just muttering to themselves.