More devices with Cortana to be unveiled in 2018

Qualcomm's Smart Audio Platform to Help OEMs Make Smart Speakers With Alexa, Google Assistant

Qualcomm innovations at CES 2018

Qualcomm is to offer development kits for smart speakers at a range of price points and is based on Qualcomm's Smart Audio Platform.

The world's largest smartphone chip company based in the USA said its two Qualcomm Home Hub platforms support Google's Android Things. Microsoft envisages Cortana being built into all manner of devices, including phones, Xbox, mixed reality headsets, computers, intelligent smart speakers and more. Qualcomm will also showcase smart speakers at their CES booth with all major assistants in action. It also announced that the Smart Audio Platform has also gained certification from other virtual assistants such as Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.

You'll find more on Qualcomm's Smart Audio Platform right here.

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These devices will be powered with Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana to bring in the high powered voice assistant to consumers. That's right, Qualcomm now has a kit and reference for smart speakers, where a smart speaker maker can easily make a smart speaker and choose which assistant they want on board.

Many speaker manufacturers see the opportunity in delivering smart speaker products, but may not have all the technical resource in-house to develop a connected platform.

Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform with support for Android Things is available to select customers today, and it is expected to be generally available in the first half of 2018.

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