Google Home upgrade: Your smart speaker is set for a colossal improvement

Google Home upgrade: Your smart speaker is set for a colossal improvement

We bemoaned the lack of Google Assistant onboard and although Sonos' promises of Google Assistant kept us happy for a while, that while kept being extended into the future.

In its CES announcements, Google revealed a bunch of useful updates to Google Assistant including navigation, travel, and translation features.

Thanks to its noise-cancelling mic, the Bolt can pick up your voice commands clearly while the Assistant acts on them. Here are the most notable changes that'll help you in your daily interaction with Google Assistant.

What stood out most to me during my brief demo was just how much Google has been able to simplify the complex task of interpretation. Additionally, the Mountain View-based company showed off a cute little Smart Clock from Lenovo as well as a bunch of upcoming auto accessories from Anker and JBL that will include Google Assistant.

Among the new Google Assistant devices that the search giant talks about in its official blog post, Lenovo's new Smart Clock is probably the most exciting.

LG unveils incredible 65-inch "roll-away" 4K TV
Coming to Line View , the Smart TV is partially unrolled, and users can manage specifics tasks that do not require a TV screen. This comes a year after LG added Google Assistant to its flagship TVs, which remains available on 2019 models.

Google didn't debut any new products of their own this year. At the moment, this is only available on Pixel phones but other Android devices will get this feature in the coming weeks. Anywhere people from around the world come together - airports, stadiums, museums, etc. - could be a target for Google. This Smart Clock - unveiled at CES 2019 - comes with 4-inch touchscreen and will go on sale this Spring with a price-tag of $79 (roughly Rs. 5,500).

Google Assistant is adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant.

Along with these updates, Anker and JBL are launching smart accessories that help drivers better utilize the Assistant while driving.

Travelers can save and retrieve their boarding pass using their phone, and Google Assistant will send a notification when the plane is ready for boarding. Google also has devices at the Hyatt in San Francisco and Dream Hotel in New York City. This featire will start first with domestic flights with United Airlines in the US.

It rolled out new integrations with Google Maps, where users can operate the app hands-free with just their voice.

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