Google Home and Amazon Echo may be the leaders when it comes to smart home speakers, but in this race LG isn’t at all resting back and it’s not pausing itself from beating its rival Samsung by announcing its own smart home speakers.
In Las Vegas, this January, at the annual CES show for all things associated with tech on Thursday, LG lately declared that it will unveil a smart home speaker, which will be powered by Google Assistant and will be called as the “ThinQ Speaker”.
LG’s associate South Korean rival Samsung is also hugely expected to release its own smart home speaker that runs on Samsung built Bixby Voice. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone was the first device in supporting Bixby Voice that works along Google Assistant on the phone followed by the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S8 smart handsets.
The turnout stalled in the U.S. left many buyers dubious about the capability of Samsung in creating such mesmeric software to its rival sidekick Alexa of Amazon, Siri by Apple, Google Assistant and Cortana of Microsoft.
But in spite of the mixed reviews and delayed start, Samsung always pictured Bixby Voice as the linchpin for the entire home-ecosystem, which would challenge out the other assistants there and tie into the appliances and devices of Samsung, starting from Televisions to washing machines and refrigerators. Back in October, Samsung announced about the Bixby 2.0.
The voice assisted ThinQ Speaker by LG will probably be able to access all of the databases and abilities of Google Assistant, and also recognize various voices of users. In integration to this one will also be able to control the smart home appliances of LG through their voice. In LG’s press announcement it used “talk to LG”, “turn on the air purifier”, and “OK Google”, as an example.
LG also put an emphasis on its speaker saying that it would use audio of high resolution and lossless files. This first look at the CES about the plans of LG could spark interest in Google Assistant, and in LG.