Posts Tagged ‘Google Assistant’

Could the LG G6 be the first non-Pixel phone to feature Google Assistant?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The LG G6 may be unveiled in its final form at MWC this February, with promise of a new and improved 5.7-inch QHD display, waterproof casing and a design blend of the LG V20 and LG G5. (read more here)

But the excitement doesn’t end there. Business Korea, recently reported a collaboration between LG and Google to help integrate an AI system into upcoming the device. Integrating Google’s personal assistant into the LG G6 would allow the South Korean company to keep up with the likes of Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana and would be the first time this particular AI system is used outside of Google Pixel handsets.

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If proven correct, this leaked news will see LG become the first OEM to use Google Assistant and may see Google Assistant feature in LG’s next wearable devices.

Register your interest in the LG G6 to ensure you are one of the first to pre-order the handset.

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What is Google Assistant and how does it work?

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Google Assistant is at the heart of the tech giant’s latest releases, the Google Pixel and the 5.5 inch Google Pixel XL. Taking on Apple‘s Siri and Microsoft‘s Cortana, the smart service was first unveiled at the Google I/O conference in May 2016, with the new virtual assistant pitched as a combination of the experience in Google Now and Google’s existing “Ok Google” voice controls.

What is Google Assistant?

Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, said he wanted people to experience “an ongoing two-way dialog” with Google Assistant that;

‘understands your world and helps you get things done. It makes it easy to buy movie tickets while on the go, to find that perfect restaurant for your family to grab a quick bite before the movie starts, and then help you navigate to the theatre.’

How does it work?

Google Assistant is embedded deep into the new two new Pixel handsets, which provide instant access to the VA from the home button. Long press on the home button and you enter the Google Assistant interface. Listening bars will then pick up your voice, transcribing what you say on to the screen. Google Assistant then delivers a spoken reply and results for your query. Navigation is also taken over by Google Assistant.

Pre-order the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL to experience Google Assistant for yourself.

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