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LG G6 To Feature Google Assistant Or Alexa

By Monica U Santos , Jan 21, 2017 11:56 AM EST
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The upcoming LG G6 could use artificial intelligence (AI) technologies supplied by either Google and or Amazon.

LG G6 To Feature Google Assistant Or Alexa

According to CNET, if LG were to bring Google Assistant to the upcoming device G6, it would make LG the first smartphone brand outside of Google to use the Assistant. That is ahead of competitors like Samsung and its forthcoming Galaxy S8. So far, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the only phones to use Google's AI assistant.

LG is also possible to consider using Amazon's Alexa assistant in the G6, behind Huawei's Mate 9 for the US. The South Korean tech giant has already integrated Alexa into some of its devices, such as the SmartThinQ Hub and Instaview refrigerator. Therefore, this wouldn't be the first time the LG and Amazon have collaborated.

Google and Amazon may soon be fighting over mobile assistants on different phones, together with Apple's Sir and the upcoming Samsung's Bixby. While Amazon's Alexa won't make its smartphone debut until February of this year, its hands-free voice activation pushes into the territory currently occupied by Google Now and Siri.

On Friday, Business Korea reported that “LG Electronics is strengthening cooperation with global companies, such as Google and Amazon, as part of its efforts to promote its sluggish smartphone business.”

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In additional information, LG is also rumored to use Google's AI to power its next line of Android Wear smartwatches, which is possible to be unveiled next month.

The most anticipated LG G6 is expected to be announced next month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) show, according to Techno Buffalo. So whether LG will get Google or Amazon as the mobile AI for the G6 smartphone, we will know next month.

 

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