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Pricier than a standard Fire TV or Echo smart speaker, Amazon's new Fire TV Cube basically brings the two together with hands-free Alexa voice support.
You no longer need an invitation to be able to buy the Amazon Echo Look hands-free camera and "style assistant with Alexa" in the US.
You can pay as little as $150 to secure an early copy of an Echo Show-contending Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant in 8 or 10.1-inch sizes.
You can add Bixby 2.0 to the so far short list of rumored Galaxy Note 9 upgrades, with Samsung's digital assistant finally slated to receive a bunch of essential improvements in just a few months.
Drawing inspiration from Samsung's last couple of flagship phone designs, the fast-approaching LG G7 ThinQ will let you press a side-mounted button to launch Google Assistant.
Apple is looking to step up its AI efforts with the help of Google's former machine learning and search division head, while the search giant is splitting the two operations and promoting a couple of veteran employees.
After setting up the Smart Display software platform, under which Lenovo, JBL and LG products have been unveiled already, Google might also be thinking of releasing its very own Amazon Echo Show rival.
It's now easy and natural to get things done for native Hindi speakers on Android phones running Marshmallow, Nougat or Oreo without using their hands, thanks to Google Assistant.
To prove how serious an Alexa and Siri competitor it's already become, Google Assistant has booked several A-list celebrities to highlight its strengths.
Google is making an early MWC 2018 start, unveiling a whole bunch of Assistant upgrades, including new languages, Routines, and a dedicated Assistant Mobile OEM program.
Siri could soon gain the ability to recognize whispers and whisper back in response to privacy-concerned users, according to a 2016 Apple patent filing.
Reportedly put on hold a little while back, Samsung's (not so) secret Bixby smart speaker project is advancing, eyeing for a launch in 2018's first half.
Those concerned with AI gender equality should be happy to hear Google Assistant speaking in both female and male voices now.
Google Assistant is adding Android TV set-top boxes and smart TVs to a list of voice-enhanced devices including phones, watches, speakers and headphones.
Amazon's consumer hardware ambitions could expand from tablets and smart speakers to smart glasses soon, all powered by the Alexa voice assistant.
Samsung is probably never going to allow official Bixby button remapping, but at least you no longer need tricks to limit accidental AI activations.
As long as you can speak fluent English (or Korean), you can now communicate with Bixby on the Galaxy S8 across more than 200 countries worldwide.
With Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa rising fast, Siri stays in the limelight starring alongside The Rock in this "crazy fun commercial."
Lenovo seems to think it can build a more interactive smart speaker than the Amazon Echo someday, as well as a "context aware virtual assistant."
The voice assistant wars are about to go global, with Google Assistant beta tests underway in Korea and Bixby's proper US launch closing in.
Samsung's latest acquisition likely targets the progress of its Bixby assistant and an AI-powered smart speaker, which need all the help they can get.
China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has taken the wraps off a domestic-focused smart speaker inspired by the Echo, dubbed Tmall Genie.
Samsung still has big plans for Bixby, the oh-so-promising digital assistant that's so slow to roll out, reportedly cooking up its own smart speaker.