Lenovo Smart Display hands-on review


Audio equipment maker Klipsch had a sizable presence at this year's CES. Now that things have been upgraded to the full Google Assistant experience, you'll have a wider range of functions and tools available behind the wheel. Google wrapped Las Vegas Monorail trains in "Hey Google" advertising, bought large display ads outside the Las Vegas Convention Center and purchased big video screen ads on the Strip and near the convention center. In the home speaker segment also, Alexa-based devices sell around 70% in the U.S. market, leaving the rest to be divided among the other players.

"We've all had that conversation where we said private things we assumed were private, but with these new devices, is it really private is the real question", Wildman told WTLV, "The thing that I look for in an agreement is where data can get stored, who it can be given to". Google is the closest direct competitor, and no other company is even in the game.

Both devices use IPS displays, though the resolution differs significantly between the two. The redesigned Google Store is part of the company's "revamped" consumer push to take down Amazon's assistant. LG, Lenovo, Sony and JBL are all integrating Google Assistant into so-called Smart Displays, which will let you interact with the Assistant in new ways. By taking a more aggressive step forward with its own hardware, it signaled to other companies that it was safe for them to continue to invest resources of their own. The new product is a slab-shaped device with speaker grilles on the left side and an 8-inch or 10-inch display on the right. But, for the most part, your vehicle will still respond to the same commands in the same way. With the voice commands, users will be able to ask their TiVo to Select, Play, and Record as some of its more basic features.

Google Assistant also will be built into smart displays, said Huffman, allowing users to make video calls with Google Duo, watch YouTube videos, and search for pictures in Google Photos. Amazon's Echo, the first smart speaker on the market, was introduced in November 2014. "We traded over 1 Google Home gadget each second ever since Google Home Mini began exporting in October", VP for Product Management at Google Home, Rishi Chandra, claimed to the media in an interview last week.

An assortment of speakers and sound bars naturally showed off Alexa integration, but so did desktops, laptops, phones, routers, TVs, cars, headphones, washers, dryers, refrigerators, light switches, smoke alarms, toilets, and even exhaust vents.