Google and Amazon Battle It Out In CES 2018

Google and Amazon Battle It Out In CES 2018

On top of the Google Assistant integrations, Panasonic also announced it was working with Amazon to introduce Alexa natively to the next generation of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.

It's just awesome how lots of people are coming to this event year after year and they're all excited to show stuff and find out stuff and they leave with much fun and facts learned from this event, even if a lot of those things are weird and majority show devices, it's actually great for everyone.

But Apple & Google are embedding their tech into their own home-based smart assistants (Apple's release of its speaker-come-hub HomePod is slated for "early 2018"). However, when it comes to the company's refrigeration units will use Alexa. The company said the smart speaker will be included in various smart speakers including iHome, Altec Lansing, RIVA Audio, Knit Audio, Memorex, and more.

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"We'll have to see how that works out", Google's Scott Huffman, a Google VP, said. Several large video billboards around the conference centre are dedicated to advertising the Google Assistant.

A number of carmakers have introduced Amazon Alexa voice commands that can activate the locks and climate control on their cars, but Toyota is going a step further with Alexa integration by bringing Alexa into the vehicle. It is estimated Google Home will capture 25 percent of the smart speaker market in 2018, while Amazon's Echo will command a 68 percent.

Amazon's Fire TV devices have been shipping with support for Alexa for years, initially offering access to the company's voice assistant via microphones integrated into the Fire TV's remote control. According to a new report, the search giant's hoping to turn things around with a retail site that focuses on Google Assistant products. However, we'll have to give a device from JBL, Lenovo, LG or Sony a try if we want them any sooner than that.

Sure, other AI assistants had a presence, whether that was Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana, or even Baidu's Duer. Google will then provide the logic for the smart screens with the incorporation of Google Assistant. In 2017 alone, Alexa gained so much functionality, we wrote a post about just to keep track of it all. Did you expect this from Lenovo for this year?

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