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JBL’s $250 Link View smart display with Google Assistant goes up for preorder

And then there were two. Just a few days after Lenovo began selling the first smart display featuring Google Assistant, JBL has begun taking preorders for its own veesion. The JBL Link View was first unveiled at CES im January, and it should begin shipping in September. You can preorder one now from JBL’s website […]

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Lenovo releases the first Smart Display with Google Assistant

After launching a line of Google Home smart speakers in 2016 and rolling out support for third-party speakers in 2017, this year Google announced that Assistant was coming to “Smart Displays.” Basically these are smart speakers with touchscreens, adding a visual element to the Google Assistant experience. Ask for a weather update and in addition […]

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Google Assistant is getting 6 new voices, plus new features

Google is kicking off its annual developer conference by talking up several changes rolling out soon to Google Assistant. The company says its voice assistant service is now available on 500 million devices and by the end of the year it will support 30 different languages in 80 countries. Google says most people interact with […]

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Archos Hello is an Android-powered “Home Assistant” (that seems separate from Google’s smart display platform)

Lat month Google unveiled a new “smart display” platform for Google Assistant-powered speakers-with-displays. Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony all plan to bring smart displays to market this year, where they’ll compete with similar gadgets from Amazon including the Echo Show and Echo Dot. French device maker Archos also seems to want a piece of the […]

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Google Assistant comes to “smart displays” (smart speakers with touchscreen displays)

Smart speakers are everywhere at the Consumer Electronics Show… but they don’t all look like speakers. Google has announced that its Google Assistant voice service is now a voice-and-visual service and companies including Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony are introducing “smart displays” with Google Assistant integration. They’re basically smart speakers that respond to voice commands, […]

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NEC taps tiny Raspberry Pi Compute Model for big-screen smart displays

Japanese electronics maker NEC plans to launch a series of displays with BIG screens and tiny computers for their brains. The upcoming line of commercial displays will have screen sizes ranging from 40 to 98 inches, and they’ll use a Pi Compute Module to power digital signage and other applications. There’s an internal bay in each display […]

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Lenovo launches 20 inch, 28 inch Android-powered all-in-ones

Android has a hard time staying put. Originally developed for smartphones, the software now powers tablets, TV boxes, watches, and even desktop PCs. In fact, Lenovo’s got two new all-in-one desktops running the software, although the company only really calls one a desktop. The other is a high-resolution display that apparently just happens to run […]

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Frontier FT103 is a 21.5 inch Android tablet (or smart display)

So you thought Toshiba’s 13 inch Android tablet was big? In Japan you can pick up a Frontier FT103 Android device with a 21.5 inch multitouch display. Some folks are calling the FT103 an enormous Android tablet. But it’s probably best to think of it as an all-in-one PC that just happens to have an […]