IFA 2019: Google unveils Assistant Ambient Mode for phones,tablets

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The company first launched the Smart Display, powered by Google Assistant, back at CES 2018.

Along with Yoga series of laptops, Lenovo also announced Yoga Smart Tab, Yoga Smart Tab M8 and Smart Display 7 devices at IFA 2019 event in Berlin.

Here at IFA, Lenovo also tipped a new AR game for the Lenovo Mirage. A new interface, very close to that of Smart Displays, is activated then to offer you a simplified version of your smartphone.

Similar to its larger brethren, the Smart Display 8 and Smart Display 10, it provides a camera for video calls.

There is also a 2 megapixels wide-angle front camera are front-facing dual speakers.

The Lenovo Smart Display 7 is a smart display that can stand on its own.

Ambient Mode will show notifications and reminders, playlist controls, as well as support for managing smart home devices, directly on the lockscreen. Showing new recipes. Streaming the latest music and Youtube videos. We will have to see if Lenovo's change in design for its newest smart display will resonate with consumers. Created to blend into any space, this stylish smart device comes with stereo speakers that can fill a room with sound. As for color availability, Lenovo offers the M8 in Onyx Black or Platinum Grey. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 439 processor. In terms of memory, it comes with 2GB of RAM and the choice between 16GB or 32GB of storage.

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Google Assistant Ambient Mode and Android Tablet Mode make the Lenovo Smart Tabs a tantalizing proposition.

4 Far-field voice recognition technology on the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is recommended to be used from up to 5 meters away, and up to 3 meters away on the Lenovo Smart Tab M8.

The new Smart Tab M8 is basically that, just with the Google Assistant.

Designed using metal and aluminum, the Yoga Smart Tab looks and feels meticulously handcrafted, coated with a soft-touch matte finish.

A glut of new speakers and soundbars have been added to the release schedule from brands including JBL, Philips, Konka, Seiki, and Braun Audio. It will be available in 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64 storage options. In this vein, it unveiled Ambient Mode for Google Assistant.

In a post on its blog, Google confirmed: "The Assistant already works with popular messaging services to help you read and send messages".

Last but not least is the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab 10. It has a triangular rear for landscape or portrait mode setup.

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