Google has developed a prototype E Ink screen that has the companies Assistant software packed in. With a push a button you can keep abreast of the weather outside and tell the time. The premise of this device to showcase a new breed of products that act as an endpoint for receiving commands from your Assistant. This E ink device basically showcases what is possible with some assistant functionality, but do not have fully functional smart speakers.
Google told Good e-Reader that “Assistant Connect creates opportunities to bring different types of smart devices to the market. For example, a partner could create a simple and inexpensive e-ink display that continually projects the weather or your calendar, while using Assistant Connect to deliver content from your linked smart speaker. The Google Assistant handles the higher-order computing—knowing what’s on the calendar, checking for updates, and so on. We’ll have more to share about Assistant Connect and how device makers can gain access to the technology later this year. For device manufacturers who want to learn more about how to integrate Assistant Connect, fill out this form.”
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