LG's Google Assistant smart display has been beaten with the ugly stick

LG's Google Assistant smart display has been beaten with the ugly stick

LG's Google Assistant smart display has been beaten with the ugly stick

We've already seen a lot of cool tech from CES 2018, but if there's one thing that's been apparent throughout the show, it's that Google is betting it all on Google Assistant.

Some time in the second half of this year, Dish Network customers will be able to do this via Google Assistant after pairing the DVR with a device that has the service; that includes Google Home devices, plus mobile phones. JBL has only announced one version of the Link View so far, and it comes with an 8-inch screen. In late 2017, Juniper Research reported that smart devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Sonos One will be installed in 55 percent of US households by 2022. "Research shows voice activated speakers are no mere novelty". It can also make sci-fi-style video calls, play music and function as a central hub for all your smart home kit. There's a 5MP camera above it and a JBL logo at the bottom and both the left and right side are flanked by two 10W stereo speakers that are paired with a passive radiator on the back to enable "rich, deep bass".

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Chris Turkstra, Director, Google Assistant, "With smart displays, we're bringing the Google Assistant to a new class of device that deliver a fully interactive and visual experience". But at least we know more about the LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker today than yesterday. The price point and release date are unspecified, and some distinguishing qualities from similar Amazon, Lenovo and JBL products would also be nice. They make it easy to watch YouTube videos, enjoy personal photos, follow recipes, control smart home devices and more.

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