There is no news yet on the projected future of the Google Assistant, but fans are expecting more information in the coming months. "Enabling instant access to Google services from the IVI provides new experiences for OEMs to deliver as they continue to seek new ways to connect drivers". Also similar to what Alexa does with skills, Google Assistant is adding something called Actions that are voice commands to perform specific functions that can be carried out towards connected apps and bots.
Google has spent the a year ago bringing Assistant to over 400 million devices as it aims to make its virtual assistant available pretty much everywhere. EBay we're not sure where they're going, but they do (at least in the USA and Australia) have an early solution which works with Google Assistant.
In the wake of being outpaced by its rival, Amazon's Alexa, Google is looking at a renewed consumer push for its Assistant.
As for pricing, the Smart Display will cost $199.99 or $249.99, depending on whether you opt for the 8in or 10in model. If you don't know how to prepare something, you can get step by step directions read to you or a quick query will pull up a YouTube video showing you what to do.
Industry watchers are struggling to keep up with all the different devices that Amazon has partnered with on Alexa, but it's clear the company has been busy making friends with manufacturers over the past year.
The market is still growing fast, with smart speakers among the top-selling devices at Amazon. Google Assistant could also become a platform for buying products online.
Since Google Assistant is built in, the Smart Display can do everything a Google Home can do. LG of course had plenty to show off, namely its new Nano Cell Super UHD TVs and the new OLED G8 TV models, both of which look stylish, promising, and are full of improvements over last year's TVs from the brand. The hubs are based on Qualcomm's SDA624, which powers the Lenovo Smart Display.
What are they using the devices for?
CES 2018 kicked off a few days ago, and already fans have noticed that Google and Amazon are locked in a battle for smart devices that are powered by Google Assistant and Alexa. While the company didn't directly attend the event, their product Alexa was found in a range of devices including Kohler's mirror which had the AI inside it. Sounds more like the one from the fairy tales but it was an actual product.