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LG's take on the Google Assistant-powered smart display is pretty boring

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Terence Owen | 11 January, 2018, 06:08

AMAZON continues to dominate the category, as over two-thirds of smart speaker owners have an Echo, Dot or other Alexa-based product.

Between BLACK FRIDAY and the end of DECEMBER 2017, 7% of Americans report acquiring at least one smart speaker - 4% report acquiring their first smart speaker device during the holidays. Lenovo was the one of the first companies to unveil a Google Assistant powered Smart Display, with their yet-to-be-named product.

It has Chromecast functionality built in so you can cast to it from other devices.

At least that's how Google, Lenovo and JBL are choosing to call them, while LG seems to adopt a less pompous, more obvious "touch screen speaker" marketing label. With the addition of a display, though, such information is complimented with visual aids, showing your routes traffic conditions, or video news briefings from YouTube, for instance.

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At CES 2018, Google announced the support for Google Assistant for Smart Displays. Since IFTTT works with so many different systems and devices, this will enable extensive home automation customization beyond activities enabled by Google Assistant.

Chris Turkstra, Director, Google Assistant, "With smart displays, we're bringing the Google Assistant to a new class of device that deliver a fully interactive and visual experience". As for LG, it has an advantage because the company knows the smart home game.

The LG Smart Ecosystem has been contributing to the smart home industry in many ways.

It will be available in the summer at a yet unknown price.

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