Rather than developing its own voice assistant, Panasonic recently launched the GA10 speaker as a third-party device that is capable of offering interactions with the Google Assistant. This is a significant release from Panasonic, because it marks the first time a major electronics brands has offered built-in Google Assistant connectivity.
With this smart speaker, consumers will be able to speak "OK Google" to activate a variety of tasks, such as playing music, answering questions and controlling other smart home devices.
The main differentiation between the Google Home hub and the GA10 speaker is sound quality, with Panasonic incorporating an eight-centimetre woofer with a dual-voice coil and a set of angled 20-millimetre tweeters, which promise an audio experience that boasts a robust, expansive sound.
Panasonic's GA10 Speaker Lets Users Interact with the Google Assistant
1. Third-party Voice Assistants - Third-party speakers that offer built-in Google Assistant connectivity is a trend that other major electronics brands can adopt to improve their smart home devices.
2. Improved Sound Quality - The integration of high-quality speakers into smart home devices is a trend that other electronics brands can follow to provide customers with a better audio experience.
3. Smart Home Control - The ability to control other smart home devices using a third-party speaker is a trend that other major electronics brands can implement to enhance the end-user experience.
1. Consumer Electronics - Offering third-party devices that integrate with popular voice assistants is an opportunity for the consumer electronics industry to meet customer demand for smart home devices.
2. Audio Equipment - Integrating high-quality speakers into smart home devices is a disruptive innovation opportunity for the audio equipment industry to enhance smart home audio experiences.
3. Home Automation - Incorporating voice-controlled smart home devices is a trend that the home automation industry can use to improve the convenience and accessibility of their products.