Qualcomm brings Smart Speaker Platform which also supports Cortana

Qualcomm Makes Smart Speaker Development Kit, Based on the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform, Available Through Distribution

Qualcomm Makes Smart Speaker Development Kit, Based on the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform, Available Through Distribution

The company believes that by opening its smart platform for more manufacturers, it will be easier to build devices that come with built-in support for virtual assistants.

Alexa and Google Assistant are appearing on what seems like every single gadget at CES 2018, but Cortana's absence from the party has made it the butt of jokes. To boost its market share, Microsoft is planning to jointly build smart audio platform with Qualcomm. Its advanced capabilities include support for high-resolution audio, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ for enhanced battery charging, and far field voice capabilities that run at low power for always-on standby mode.

Qualcomm Home Hub platforms, SoMs, reference designs and development boards using Android Things are expected to be available in first quarter of 2018 through Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation.

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In addition, if users pair the sound bar with a TCL Roku TV, voice control can then be extended to the display. Assuming everything goes according to schedule, that will be happening closer to the end of this year.

Qualcomm Technologies announced radio frequency front-end (RFFE) design wins with OEMs such as Google, HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony Mobile. The integration of Qualcomm Aqstic and Microsoft's digital assistant in the mesh platform means voice recognition capabilities will be available for new home networking devices.

"Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies are collaborating on a variety of strategic projects, and we're pleased that Qualcomm Technologies are bringing support for the power of Cortana to their Smart Audio platform", said Jordi Ribas, Corporate Vice President, AI Products, Microsoft.

Qualcomm Technologies announced support for Android Things, the Google Assistant, Google Cast for audio and other Google services on the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform. The device will be available in the market like in the mid 2018.

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They finally did the CT, and sure enough, there were several blood clots in her lungs. "I was like, listen to Dr. Now, she's making history as a fully-formed human baby on the cover of Vogue .

With all the new product announcements at CES 2018 that incorporate Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, you may be wondering where Microsoft Cortana has gone.

Chinese new energy company, BYD Company, announced the selection of Qualcomm Technologies' automotive solutions for upcoming electric vehicles from BYD.

NC loses Toyota-Mazda auto plant to Alabama
US new vehicle sales fell 2 percent in 2017, after hitting a record high in 2016, and are expected to fall further in 2018. The plan for the Alabama plant appears to reflect Trump's calls for more investment and jobs in the United States.

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