Google Assistant already had a large number of official partners, but in attempts to keep ahead of the field
Microsoft has shown that voice-assistant Cortana, is powerful enough to deal with a wide range of ‘Smart Technology’ from speakers and toasters, to fridges and Cars
This week Harman Kardon and Microsoft released the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana by Microsoft for the exy price of $199.95 USD. The only country it was released In was the states and with the sound powered by Harman Kardon and that price tag its easy to see the market they hope to reach, for the moment powerful sounding speakers are few and far between, with the best on the market (personally considered) being the Google Home Max.
South Korean Company Samsung have been scares so far, with many failed attempts to kick start Voice Assistant Bixby, due to a few reasons the biggest being the lack of English recognition and support for the assistant features, and the next is assumed to an already flooded market with a strong fan base for the 4 other major Smart Assistants.
In a HUGE game changer for once start-up company August Home, the Company has recently been acquired by a new parent company Assa Abloy, The same parent company to Australia’s Lockwood and many other Lock and Technology Companies. The good news to any august home fans and users is that this acquisition will not see a change of leadership for the company with Jason Johnson to stay in the role of CEO of August Homes,
Google press event has just finished and there will be a breakdown of all the major news to highlight in the next few posts. For now, I’ll leave you with a summary of those devices.