Google is introducing a new Smart Display

JBL_Smart_Display.pngCES Google is making sure its AI-powered, voice-controlled, smart assistant will really be everywhere  it’s announcing that the following companies are making speakers that include the Assistant: Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Bang & Olufsen, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Lenovo, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, RIVA Audio, SōLIS, and Sony.

Google is going directly for the display speaker market started by the Amazon Echo Show,  It’s technically running on Android Things, a variant of Android that’s custom-designed for IoT.

New smart displays include the Lenovo Smart Display and this new JBL LINK View. This odd-looking oblong speaker with a screen comes with an 8-inch HD touch-sensitive display, a 5 megapixel camera for video chat, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and, of course, Google Assistant.



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