After its large presence at CES last year, it was expected thatdo something even bigger this year.
And, to no one's surprise, this was exactly what happened. The search giant built a stand gigantic to show off the capabilities of Google Assistant, give an interactive tour to the participants and put the phrase "Hey Google" everywhere, from the Las Vegas Convention Center to the monorail of the city.
CES, the world's largest technology trade fair, is more important than ever for Google as the company is pushing its devices among consumers and is competing against Amazon, Apple and Samsung. At the heart of Google's strategy is Google Assistant, the virtual assistant powered by artificial intelligence that rivals Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. It is available on Android phones, in the Google Home smart speakers and other smart home devices, as well as being an app on iPhones.
Google not only made a lot of ads, but also partnered with other companies like Samsung, Lenovo and McAfee to boast of new integrations with Assistant.
This is all that Google announced at CES 2019:
- is a platform that allows device manufacturers to easily integrate Assistant into their devices.
- Other Android TV devices that will integrate Assistant are: Sony, Hisense, Philips, TCL, Skyworth, Xiaomi, Haier, Changhong, JVC and Toshiba.
- These are the smart home devices that will work with Assistant: , McAfee Secure Home Platform routers, and the Rheem Water Heater & Thermostat.
- Assistant will be integrated into vehicle accessories as and JBL Link Drive.
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