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LG, Baidu still playing catch-up with USA tech giants

LG, Baidu still playing catch-up with USA tech giants

Though discounted prices would have helped both companies to give customers a taste of their digital assistants and make a dent in the smart speaker market; the more pressing question in the months to come will be if selling speakers at impulse-buy prices would have brought in new customers.

The Google Assistant is a new voice activated system that isn't limited to just one device-the assistant can come in the form of speakers, android powered TVs, headphones, and cars, to name a few.

On the show floor, it smoothly scrolled through demo applications popping up info in ways we're used to seeing on our phones or through Android Auto. JBL and Lenovo Group Ltd also are developing smart displays, Google said.

Users of the smart displays being unveiled by Google can not browse the Web or install apps as they would on a tablet, but the new gadgets are optimized for sound quality and listening to voice commands.

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LG Electronics' robot didn't quite meet the South Korean company's expectations and China's Baidu admits it still lags Google, but the two showed that the gap is closing between them and their USA competitors at the annual CES trade show. Suddenly the device is more of a computer than an appliance.

Meantime, inside Amazon.com Inc. was unveiling yet another score for its rival digital assistant, Alexa. The retail site will sell Google's products and will also sell the Nest smart thermostat, and Google's Assistant will be the main focus of the site.

The Lenovo Smart Display will be available starting this summer, in two sizes. This portable device is powered by the latest generation of Intel processors and also includes graphics cards made by AMD as well as Intel, advanced enough to play modern video games such as "Rez Infite", which is a virtual reality title. That's not to say that there is nothing you can do, there are three key things that retailers can do to take advantage of the rise of the voice assistant. The smart display will play music, display calendar, weather and Google Maps, among other things. Here you also get suggestions for what you can ask Google Home, see what apps are new or trending and can view apps by category (scroll all the way down and tap All Categories).

The market is full of awesome smart devices. "That's really the idea we're trying to showcase at the show and bring it into automotive - less steps for the user but more convenient and more action", explained Adam Kuhn of Samsung Electronics.


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