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Sonos Promises Google Assistant Support For Older Speakers

11 January, 2019, 16:30 | Author: Tara Roberts
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Assistant Connect is set to increase the assistant's presence by building its features into more devices, although, in this case, the devices are created to connect to an existing Assistant device, rather than operating independently. These include select Whirlpool connected appliances, GE's smart microwave, and security products from August. Active users have quadrupled in size during the past year, according to the company.

CES has become an important staging ground for Google as it pushes its hardware products to compete with gear from the likes of Amazon, Apple and Samsung. But CES 2019 has been a major showcase for bringing Google Assistant to more devices, and Verizon is next on the list to chase that trend.

For those traveling outside of their language comfort zones, Google Assistant can help remove barriers to communication.

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Interpreter Mode will be able to take on 27 languages from the get-go, and will be released across its Google Home devices and Smart Displays, the firm revealed in a press-briefing. It has made phone usage more convenient than ever before as users need not type to search on the browser; just a voice command preceded by "Hey Google" is enough to get your desired results on the screen. Essentially, people can ask Google Assistant to be their personal interpreter and it will provide real-time spoken (on Google Home) or written (on smart displays) translations to help you and the other person understand what each of you are saying. The company is making Google Assistant available inside the Android and iOS versions of Google Maps to let consumers do more during their commutes. The percentage of smart-speaker owners who said they owned three or more devices rose to 30% in 2018 from 17% a year earlier, the survey found.

Amazon's Alexa will continue to dominate the market, Enderle predicted.

While putting Assistant into Maps seems a logical next step within the Google ecosystem, the bigger reason for this move was the lack of interest among iPhone users. "Having all these speakers connected to a company that sells your information doesn't sound particularly wise at all".

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