CES: Pioneer Demos Showcase Android Auto Wireless and Google Assistant

Microsoft's Andrew Shuman told us at CES that he believes most voice assistants still have a long way to go (though he used more colorful language to describe this). The company reportedly aims to make a profit on this device and would likely not have indulged in the market share contest with Amazon and Google over the holiday period.

Jennifer Tayebi, communications brand manager for Whirlpool brand, reckons a smart home should learn, adapt and grow with how families care for each other. While the company didn't directly attend the event, their product Alexa was found in a range of devices including Kohler's mirror which had the AI inside it. Sounds more like the one from the fairy tales but it was an actual product.

Even though a Google spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment, Google vice president of engineering Scott Huffman confirmed the company wants to spread Assistant to mobile devices, home gadgets, and cars to Bloomberg.

From the bathroom appliances mentioned above to an LG fridge that uses Alexa to relay recipe directions while you cook, Amazon's assistant is the one making the most in-roads when it comes to smart versions of traditional "white goods" products.

Smart speakers and IoT, digital assistant-enabled devices - where Amazon has a two-year lead - are more important.

Razer Reveals Its Own Android Gaming Phone; 1337 Special Edition Units Available
Arena of Valor , a popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) in Asia will make its stateside debut on the Razer Phone . There's a fingerprint reader incorporated into the power button, and the Razer Phone features an all-aluminum CNC chassis.

Commenting on the development, Rob Lilleness, CEO of Insteon disclosed that the company continues to build interoperability with popular companies such as Google to enhance the customer experience with their connected home devices.

Are you excited about the new LG Smart Display? But manufacturers aren't taking the chance that they'll be left behind if one or the other assistant becomes dominant.

This year's CES is coming to an end.

But it did feature in some interesting products at CES this year - including a snazzy smart thermostat made by Johnson Controls. 30% of smart speaker owners said that the device replaced some of the time they spent with their TV and 71% of people use the devices to listen to news and podcasts. Whether it's the Google Home or Amazon Echo, they allow users to perform commands using voice controls. Video calling, Google Photos, and Google Maps are all supported. From this week, Android Auto users in the USA will also get full support for the Google Assistant in their cars.

The new Google Assistant gadgets unveiled Monday at the CES trade show in Las Vegas mark the first challenge to Amazon's Echo Show and the smaller Echo Spot, which also has a display.


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