LG G6 to feature Google Assistant
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.