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LG G6 to feature Google Assistant

LG G6 teaser and invite to launch event, coming in late February
LG G6 teaser and invite
Next to the heat pipes for cooling the processor and its water resistance, both teased by LG already, the upcoming G6 is also rumored to come with Google Assistant. However, this has not been confirmed by LG yet.

While LG G6 is expected to launch without support for additional modules like its predecessor, it looks like this upcoming flagship will integrate Google Assistant. Although unconfirmed yet, this feature is a nice addition to those already teased/confirmed by LG, such as advanced cooling and water resistance.

According to a recent report by Business Korea, "There are rumors that the G6, which is to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, on February 26, will be featured with Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant service." Google Assistant shipped for the first time with the Pixel handsets, and the LG G6 is expected to become the first smartphone in South Korea to use it.

The interesting part is that LG is also working with Amazon to add AI to its products and already used Alexa in some of its new home appliance products. Sadly, the company's smartphone business is expected to report an operating loss of over $400 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, continuing its way down that has begun back in the second quarter of 2014.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-21 (Update: 2017-01-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.