Google ceases software support for third-party Assistant smart displays

by Digital Brainiacs
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  • Google has quietly announced that it is dropping software support for some third-party Google Assistant smart displays.
  • These include the Lenovo Smart Display (7-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch), the JBL Link View, and the LG Xboom AI ThinQ WK9.
  • The fate of other Assistant-powered smart displays is unknown for now.

Smart displays are due for a category refresh with the arrival of the Google Pixel Tablet and its smart home dock. But until then, we wouldn’t blame you if you thought the whole category was dead. Smart displays were fairly popular as the central point of smart homes a few years ago, but they’ve since faded out of fashion. Adding a nail to the coffin, Google has quietly dropped support for third-party smart displays from its software update plans.

As spotted by 9to5Google, Google has updated a support article on making Duo calls on speakers and smart displays with this important announcement:

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