The gadget is being developed exclusively for China.
Thanks to devices like the Google Home and Amazon Echo, smart speakers have exploded in popularity over the last couple years. We’ve seen companies like Apple, Sony, and Lenovo try their own hand at this market, and according to a report from AndroidPure, Motorola’s now gearing up to launch its first smart speaker.
Currently named the "Moto AI", the speaker is being designed specifically with the Chinese market in mind and is powered by Baidu’s DuerOS rather than Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Like other smart speakers, you’ll be able to use the Moto AI to find out stock prices, current news, weather, stream music, create reminders/timers, etc.
Along with all the above features, the Moto AI will feature a kids mode that’ll automatically be turned on if it detects that a child is speaking to it. There will also be integrations with other companies such as Lifesmart, Haier, and more.
On the technical side of things, the Moto AI weighs 280 grams, has a diameter of 90mm, supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and is powered by an ARM 53 Cortex processor.
There’s currently no word on pricing or if the speaker will ever make its way out of China, but either way, it’s interesting to see Motorola finally make the plunge in this market.
August 17, 2018 at 10:06AM