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Google Assistant is coming to more smart speakers, washing machines, and vacuums

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Google Assistant today announced integrations with a series of products due out soon, from smart speakers to a smart washing machine, dryer, and vacuum.

Smart speakers that will soon be able to speak with Google Assistant include the Zolo Mojo by Anker, TicHome Mini by Mobvoi, and the GA10 by Panasonic. Each is due out later this year and will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the U.S., and the U.K.

The announcements were made ahead of IFA, an international consumer electronics show to take place Sept. 1-6 in Berlin. Additional smart speakers and appliances to adopt Google Assistant will be announced in the days to come.

“Starting later this year, with manufacturers like LG, you’ll be able control your appliances, including washers, dryers, vacuums, and more from your Assistant on your smart speaker, Android phone or iPhone,” Google Assistant senior director Abhi Taneja said in a blog post announcing the news.

The products will utilize the Google Assistant software development kit to speak with the AI assistant through devices or issue commands like “OK Google, start vacuuming” or “OK Google, wash my clothes.”

In addition to appliances announced today, Google is reportedly planning to release a smaller version of the Google Home to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot at a hardware debut event in October.

The news comes on the same day as Microsoft and Amazon announced a partnership to provide access to Alexa in Windows 10 PCs and to Cortana through the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show.

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