GM Will Add Google Assistant, Maps To Its Cars

GM Will Add Google Assistant, Maps To Its Cars

Lenovo has unveiled their new Smart Display 7 created to provide a smart assistant complete with display to keep you up to speed with the latest news and weather as well as entertain streaming music, YouTube videos and more. This is a new way to use the lock screen to provide important notifications and reminders, start a playlist and control smart home devices.

At IFA 2019 the company has announced a trio of new smart devices which include the new Yoga Smart Tab, Smart Tab M8, and the Smart Display 7.

As a Google take on the Amazon Alexa-based Smart Tab M10, it's equipped with two far-field microphones that transform it into a smart display when placed into its included dock. Users get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and either 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB memory and storage options. The Smart Tab M8 comes with a MediaTek A22 SoC, dual stereo speakers and an HD screen.

As the successor to the Yoga Tab 3 series, the Yoga Smart Tab pairs smart home hub optimization1 with the features that made the Yoga Tab a favorite entertainment tablet.

Using Google Assistant's Ambient Mode (yes, Google's voice assistant is in the Yoga Smart Tab too) you can turn the tablets into a digital photo frame.

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The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab will start at US$249.99 and is expected to be available starting September 2019.

Confirming the devices that now have access to this update, Google said: "Android 10 begins rolling out to Pixel phones today, and we're working with our partners to launch and upgrade devices to Android 10 this year". Along with the large 10.1-inch screen, there are the JBL speakers that should give you a good audio experience. Turkstra also mentioned the number of new devices that will be getting Google Assistant.

1 A compatible smart home device such as a smart light bulb, smart plug and smart security system are required and sold separately.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Lenovo Smart Tab M8 on the rear packs 5-megapixel camera. We will have to see if Lenovo's change in design for its newest smart display will resonate with consumers.

It's smaller, and that doesn't always mean better, but when it comes to the Smart Display 7, it does.

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