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TechnologyLenovo’s Smart Clock becomes a more capable home hub

01:05  23 august  2019
01:05  23 august  2019 Source:

The Lenovo Smart Clock can now double as a digital photo frame

The Lenovo Smart Clock can now double as a digital photo frame One of our favorite features of the Google Nest Hub is making its way to Lenovo's bedside smart display.

The Nest Hub and Lenovo Smart Clock both have a screen, microphones, and a speaker, but that' s where the design similarities end. Starting with the screen, the Smart Clock has a small 4-inch IPS display, while the Nest Hub has a larger 7-inch AMOLED screen. Both devices automatically change

The Lenovo Smart Clock and Google Nest Hub are two of the most compact smart displays you can buy Smart home technology is a lot more mainstream than it used to be a few short years ago Smart speakers, such as the Google Home and Amazon Echo, have become wildly popular in the

The Lenovo Smart Clock already won Best of CES 2019 and earned our approval, but it's not done adding features. Today, Google announced a few welcomed updates that bring the device more in line with the Google Home Hub.

Lenovo’s Smart Clock becomes a more capable home hub

Thanks to an automatic software update rolling out this week, the Lenovo Smart Clock will allow natural conversations with Google Assistant. If you opt into this setting, you'll be able to have continued conversations without having to say "Hey Google" before every question. Lenovo previously worked with Nest cameras, but now it works with most other Assistant-compatible cameras as well. And the dual-purpose screen will display your Google Photos.

Lenovo’s Smart Clock can now showcase your Google Photos collection

Lenovo’s Smart Clock can now showcase your Google Photos collection A feature that should’ve been there at launch

The Lenovo Smart Clock and the Google Nest Hub (formerly Google Home Hub ) make the perfect bedside companions, but which Google Assistant device This puts the Lenovo Smart Clock more in line with smart displays like Lenovo ’ s own range and the recently rebranded Google Nest Hub family.

Lenovo Smart Clock with the Google Assistant does more than just tell you the time and wake you up. Designed to reduce smartphone screen-time at night, it can help you unwind and sleep better. It can also run your smart home , play your favorite music across your home , manage your schedule, and

The changes make the Lenovo Smart Clock a more capable smart home hub, but they don't impact the price. It's now available for $59.99 in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and Japan. That's significantly less than other hubs, like the Echo Spot and Nest Hub, which sell for $130.

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Google is fixing an ‘update loop bug’ on the Lenovo Smart Display .
A new bug is marring Lenovo's otherwise excellent Smart Display. The bug, first spotted by Android Police, locks the device in a continuous update loop where it hangs at around 45 percent and then restarts. After restarting, it will attempt to install the same update again, only to once again get stuck. Some Smart Display owners have been able to successfully bypass the bug by resetting their device through the Google Home app and setting it up again with all the settings left to their defaults. Others have had luck by simply letting the Smart Display work through the update for a couple of days.

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