An update to Google’s Pixel enables users to control an assortment of home gadgets directly from their mobile phones. Using Home Control, Pixel users can utilize voice commands to control various home products via Google Assistant. The list of these products includes Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, and Belkin’s WeMo.
Google Assistant is as of now accessible on just Pixel phones. However, some rumors are around that the LG G6 will come with the tool. Nothing is sure until the device is revealed formally on February 26.
Google’s decision to include these home control option to phones extends its offering out from the center point of the smart home system, that incorporates gadget based functionality as well. Google’s emergence into the U.S home market is as yet attempting to outperform the early-adopter stage. Enabling Pixel devices to control smart home gadgets will empower more extensive accessibility and lower costs which could operate to help the users going into Google’s Smart home platform.
A report from VoiceLabs that manages the Amazon Alexa anticipated that, before the end of this year, the overall gadget impression of voice-activated devices would go past 33 million which is a massive growth contrasted with previous years. These projections incorporate the increased amount of enthusiasm for voice assistants among individuals, and in addition to this, the new companies featuring the voice assistants have been responsible for increased number of users.
Amazon has the firm hold on the market currently with around 7 million Amazon Echo sold while Google has just begun its journey in the industry. VoiceLabs predicts that Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft may likewise offer Voice Assistants this year.