Google has announced that it has partnered with some manufacturers to launch smart displays powered by Android Things. The company has officially tied up with JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony to come up with a touchscreen display which would be almost similar to Amazon Echo Show.
The new smart displays are said to feature the Google Assistant which will help to make the speakers smarter. Now an individual can watch videos on YouTube, can do video calls with Google Duo and find photos from Google Photos and more. Also, now you can see recommendations right on the home screen for your favourite content.
Lenovo has announced that it will have the smart display available in $199 for the 8-inch variant and10-inch display will be available for $249. Rest of the brands are yet to reveal their prices for the smart displays, but JBL has said that it will sell its JBL View in the US during summer. Google further added that Smart displays from JBL, Lenovo, LG will be based on the Qualcomm SD624 Home Hub Platform whereas Smart displays from Sony will be based on the MediaTek MT8173 SoM.
The search engine giant has also revealed that it will introduce Assistant powered speakers from Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Bang & Olufsen, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, RIVA Audio and SōLIS. The brand has announced that it will launch more headphones which will be optimized for the Google Assistant. The headphones will be from Jaybird, JBL, LG and Sony. This means that once you pair them with your phone you will be able to talk to the Assistant instantly with just the touch of an earbud, whether you want to skip a track, to hear the next song, to get notifications or hear and respond to your messages.