Google Assistant coming to Sonos One, Beam and 'earlier' speakers

Google Assistant coming to Sonos One, Beam and 'earlier' speakers

Google Assistant is adding an auto-punctuation feature, so users don't have to worry about adding commas or periods in their replies. The Assistant will help you calculate your ETA from Google Maps and send the details to friends using any of the aforementioned messenger apps.

Interestingly, the company also said that "earlier speaker models" will be updated to "work" with the Assistant, so owners of, say, the Play:1, Play:5, Playbase or Playbar could be in luck.

Interpreter Mode will be able to take on 27 languages from the get-go, and will be released across its Google Home devices and Smart Displays, the firm revealed in a press-briefing. At CES it announced support for more smart home devices later this year, included appliances, security systems and other connected devices. In the next few weeks, all Android devices will benefit from this specific feature that was available to a limited number of users.

You can check out all the new updates to Google Assistant here.

"By expanding the functionality and programmability of Assistant, Google is helping empower their business partner ecosystem to build a huge variety of services for people to interact with throughout the day", noted Alan Lepofsky, principal analyst at Constellation Research.

In its bid to make Google Assistant an even dominant platform, the Mountain View company has announced that it is launching a preview of its new Google Assistant Connect platform that will allow the device manufacturers to easily integrate the Assistant in their products.

"Whether it's reading texts aloud, playing music or finding an alternate route, it's more convenient to let the Google Assistant handle the task at hand, especially when driving". The company has lacked many of Amazon's best features, with support lacking for certain skills and the absence of multi-room audio with third-party Alexa devices.

Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new Interpreter mode that would help users have a real-time conversation in almost 27 languages.

Lenovo also introduced an Assistant-powered Smart Clock, which, while its features are limited, can draw on information in users' calendars and has other smart features.

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