Google reportedly plans to revamp its store with Assistant as the focus

Google reportedly plans to revamp its store with Assistant as the focus

Google reportedly plans to revamp its store with Assistant as the focus

That would apparently put the Google Assistant at the heart of a smart home ecosystem, illustrating its close ties and integrations with other hardware from under the Alphabet umbrella like Nest thermostats and the Chromecast streaming adapter.

REUTERS/Dado RuvicGoogle smart displays, in partnership with Lenovo and other brands, are in direct competition with the Amazon Echo Show. The front-facing camera will come in handy for video calling, using Google Duo.

CES 2018 provided a platform for the display provider Vuzix which has been trying to make a fresher, advanced model of Google glasses for quite some time now and seems to have finally succeeded. Not much more is known about the specifications of the LG ThinQ WK9, and the official product page on the LG page redirects to a blank space when you click on "Tech Specs".

TechJuice for Browser: Get breaking news notifications on your browser. LG is playing both sides, in fact.

U.S. pay-TV broadcaster DISH has announced that its customers will have the ability to watch Hands-Free TV using the Google Assistant in the coming months. The 8 Inch variant of Lenovo's Smart Display is available at $199.99.

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.

But compared with the Lenovo's intriguing offering, the LG speaker is pretty damn ugly.

However, previously in May 2017, DISH had added Alexa voice control to its services.

Nonetheless, Google Assistant powered devices were at least in evidence in more water-tight areas of the show. This will enable the assistant to work with its newest infotainment platforms. Do share your thoughts and opinions on this.

Many automakers have struggled with voice recognition software for years, causing a clunky or ineffective user experience.