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Google just recently blocked YouTube from the Amazon Alexa-powered Echo Show, meaning the YouTube feature is incredibly valuable to setting this product apart from other similar ones.

This year's CES is coming to an end. This LG ThinQ Google Assistant Touch Screen Speaker is one of them, and like Lenovo's Smart Display, it's built on a Qualcomm Home Hub Platform.

Sorted by categories, it really is a comprehensive thesaurus of all the interactions Google's useful piece of software is capable of, and it's enough to supercharge the experience of even the most devoted fans. For example, there are Nest, LG, and Wemo sections that'll show you the actions you can take with their smart products. For now we need to wait for the device to be officially launched.

Google doesn't intend to manufacture these smart displays themselves though. Several large video billboards around the conference centre are dedicated to advertising the Google Assistant. While the intention for attaching a screen to an Echo might have been for the objective of something else entirely, Google thinks they can do one better than Amazon did, with their own Smart Displays running Google Assistant.

According to a Bloomberg report, analyst EMarketer estimates Google's Home products will control 25 percent of the 2018 smart speaker market share, which pales in comparison to Amazon's 68 percent market share with the Echo. Like Alexa, drivers and passengers can use voice commands to control features within their vehicle's multimedia system, as well as ask questions, find out the weather. you get the idea. The Google Assistant recently pushed to LG's Smart Speakers. The first is an 8-inch model that costs $199.99, the second is a 10-inch model priced at $249.99.

Aside from the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL LINK View, here's the LG WK9 that offers built-in Chromecast and the Google Assistant. The notch on the top is most likely a shutter for the camera or a mute button for the microphone, we don't know yet, but we'll keep you updated. The latter has its own assistant in the form of Bixby, whose (or should that be its) abilities are to be extended and made more widely available with the announced release of a SmartThings app to appear mid-2018.

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