January 10, 2017:LG launches Hub Robot to compete with Amazon Echo

The two key trends at the CES tech show this year appear to be Amazon putting its Alexa voice assistant in other companies’ devices; and other companies launching their own Echo-style smart speakers.

Falling into both of those camps, LG unveiled a device called the Hub Robot, which will go on sale later this year as a competitor to the Echo and Google Home. LG is describing it unwieldily as “a home robot that doubles as a smart home gateway and intelligent home notification centre”.

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