Sony, Lenovo and Google to Launch Touchscreen Smart Speakers

Sony, Lenovo and Google to Launch Touchscreen Smart Speakers

Sony Lenovo and Google to launch touchscreen smart speakers

Google is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to stop the success of Amazon’s Alexa in today’s smart speaker segment. In an announcement at CES2018, Google disclosed the names of several companies that are currently making speakers that include a digital assistant. Some of the names mentioned include: Altec Lansing, Anker Innvoations, Bang & Olufsen, JBL, Sony, and Lenovo.

The four most promising names are JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony because they are producing Google digital assistant speakers, but with some minor variations, including a touchscreen. Google has announced that these speakers will be available in Summer 2018.

Google has not revealed much about what the screen will do, but it is expected to not be just an Android tablet connected to a speaker. Instead, it will be a full-scale voice interface that will also display important information. Users won’t be able to run Android apps on it as it is just a web-like interface that sits on top of Android devices. There is little to no detail from Google on how this will work.

Unlike Amazon’s Echo, this device will also work with YouTube. This revelation about Google coming out with a bundle of its own smart display devices has given a whole new dimension to its Amazon rivalry.

Anirudh Menon
Anirudh Menon
I have adorned multiple hats during my professional journey. My experience of 14 years comes in areas like Sales, Customer Service and Marketing. My journey as a professional writer started 5 years back, when I started writing for an in-house magazine for my employer. Having successfully delivered many in-house projects, it encouraged me to take my skill to the world. As on day, I have written articles, blogs website content for various industries like Information Technology, Start-up, Retail and Government. The subjects that I have covered range from Digital Marketing, SAP Cloud Platform, Cloud Computing, Content Marketing , Politics. Enhancement is a process and I constantly thrive to add more subjects in my portfolio. Over and above content writing, I also train language and communication to students who want to brush up their speaking skills. I am a part time trainer for IELTS coaching and also work as a budding voice over artist.

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