Volvo's Sensus infotainment system to get Google Assistant, Android apps and services

Volvo's Sensus infotainment system to get Google Assistant, Android apps and services

Volvo's Sensus infotainment system to get Google Assistant, Android apps and services

Android derivatives aim to provide users with a consistent interface across devices, while Google and its business partners benefit from a standard way to distribute their applications. Android TV had "tremendous traction over the last year" from Asian cable and satellite operators seeking it for set-top boxes, said Google product management director Shalini Govil-Pai.

"Android Things", which arrives as Google opens its annual conference for developers, could bring its Google Assistant virtual helper to refrigerators and robots and familiar designs to cash registers and vending machines.

It's worth noting that many Android OEMs including OnePlus, Vivo and Oppo have already enabled similar implementations of gesture navigation in their recent smartphones even on the framework of Android Oreo, so this is nothing new to Android. The business recently rebranded Android have on to have on OS, albeit without a fresh components or software shifts.

For a start, there's control over the TV via voice, as we've come to expect from Android TV.

As far as the first devices are concerned, Google says we will see speakers launched from the likes of iHome and LG soon along with "smart displays" from JBL, LG, and Lenovo over the coming months.

Google officials said the spinoffs have gained momentum. Additionally, LG G7 ThinQ has grown into one of those initial handsets to find the newest features. This could be really helpful if you're looking for a song that has a common title. For instance, scanning a restaurant will reveal things like the menu, pricing, bookings, and timings.

I/O kicks off tomorrow, but Google isn't wasting time. There are chances that the company will shed more light on Wear OS in this event and outline the future plans for the platform. Interestingly, Acer recently released the planet's first Chrome OS-based tablet. We should hear more about it during the I/O keynote.

Intelligent speakers really are current market that Google has been role using three full scale intelligent speakers now investing in the Google household selection. It can even be used to control your smart home devices or play music. When a user asks Google Assistant to search for a song or an artist, Assistant will offer users some alternative suggestions as well.

While the JBL Link Bar is likely to take some of the wind out of Sonos' sails, keep in mind that Sonos not only has a more robust multi-room audio platform of its own design going for it, but also its last product - the Sonos One - was easily the best-sounding smart speaker released past year.

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