At the event that took place this morning (11), Google showed how the connected home works, through devices that are integrated with its Wizard. The company also unveiled the first partner products with the Portuguese tool – not counting the smartphones, which have already translated this feature a few years ago.
Among the presented actions turn on / off the lights, activate vacuum cleaners, open applications on Smart TV, stay on top of the latest news, know the weather forecast and communicate inside the car – like sending a message or finding directions to go there to a specific place. All through "Ok, Google!" Team.
According to Google's Latin American Business Development Director Alessandro Germanno, the Internet of Things provides an environment for development opportunities for the sector in Brazil. Mainly through an open platform.
"We see a lot of opportunity, we believe in an open platform, it is accessible and it works, this is the IoT, we want to follow this. What is important to us is the well-being and ease of the house."
Google Business Development Director for Latin America
Currently, Portuguese is the second most widely used language in the Wizard of the Smartphones. In addition, Brazil is the third country that uses the tool the most in the world.
One of Google's main partners in the house-related project is JBL. The Harman-owned brand released the first two smart speakers integrated with the Google Assistant in the Portuguese market.
Links 10 and Link 20 come with IPX7 certification, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 5 support, and built-in Chromecast. The differences are in sound power and autonomy. While the first comes equipped with two 8W speakers and a 4000 mAh battery; the latter has a dual speaker of 10W and a 6,000 mAh battery.
The smartphone Link 10 can be found at the suggested retail price of $ 1,199, and the Link 20 is available for $ 1,499.
TCL TVs are the first to receive Google's Portuguese assistant in the country. They display the Android TV operating system, Artificial Intelligence, and the built-in feature of Chromecast.
The TCL S6500 has the advantage of offering ease in the routine of the family, with HDR resolution with Full HDR. It comes with versions of 32, 40 or 43 inches. The largest has a proposed price of 1,899 R $.
The C6 is significant for the presence of Harman Kardon's integrated soundbar. The device is focused on design to compile different environments and arrives in variants of 55 and 65 inches – the second in a value of 5,799 dollars.
Finally, C2 promises advanced features for Bluetooth mouse and PVR Ready, plus sharing content from the Chromecast T-Cast, wireless screen, screen connectivity and media player. With sizes of 49, 55, 65 and 75 inches, this TV can be found for up to $ 12,999, in its larger edition.
Sony has also announced that all of its Google Assistant compatible devices are now supported in Portuguese. The novelty refers to TVs and headphones.
From TVs, the update was available for the X7005D, X7505D, X835D, Z9D, X905E, A1E, X755F, X835F, X905F and A8F models. Among the headphones is the Noise Canceling Line, with versions WF-1000X, WH-CH700N, WH-1000XM2 and WH-1000XM3.
The update can be downloaded from the support site on the official Sony website (this link).
The other partners
Inside the connected home, Google further emphasizes the implementation of the integrated wizard for devices from multiple partners, such as Samsung and LG televisions, iRobot self-contained vacuum cleaners and Philips smart lamps.
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