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Google ties up with Sony, Lenovo for voice command-based smart speakers

Speakers will have tablet-like screens that can obey oral commands to perform tasks like playing music, dimming lights, locking doors and setting alarms: Google

Reuters 

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday its voice-controlled virtual assistant will show up this year in new tablet-like devices designed by LG Electronics Inc and Sony Corp as the technology company seeks to challenge Amazon.com Inc's dominance in a fledgling market. Dubbed smart displays by Google, the new devices introduce tablet-like screens to speakers that can obey oral commands to perform tasks like playing music, dimming lights, locking doors and setting alarms. JBL and Lenovo Group Ltd also are developing smart displays, Google said. Amazon kick-started the ...

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 12:40 IST
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