These devices will be able to deliver the capabilities and functionality of Google Home and will be available in the United States and Canada, Australia, Germany and France.
Google said it will discuss specific Google Assistant-enabled products over the coming days. Not just limited to smartphones or smart speakers.
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Panasonic has announced the SC-GA10, a hi-fi speaker with Google Assistant built in. Instead, Google Assistant is coming to third party products to help quickly expand its reach and allow it to take shape in many form factors. "It's as easy as "Ok Google, start vacuuming", wrote Google Assistant senior director Abhi Taneja in a blog post announcing the new partnerships. "Ok Google, are my clothes clean?" or "is the laundry done?"
Consumers waiting for a Hermes delivery on behalf of one of the UK's leading retailers, or expecting a package via the myHermes C2C network, will now be able to track their parcels via Google Assistant. Virtual assistants are essentially modern day "genies" that get things done for you without ever uttering the typical "your wish is my command, master" catchphrase.
As for the appliances aspect of IFA, we're told that LG will have Assistant-bundled appliances this year, including washers, dryers, and even vacuums (cue the "You SUCK, vacuum!" insults that will be oh-so-hilarious). If it all goes through smoothly, Google Assistant will soon be scheduling your sprinklers, turning on the slow cooker, and other appliances around your home.
As far as connected speakers are concerned, both Mobvoi, Anker and Panasonic have announced they have a few products for fans of Google Assistant.