However it looks like LG has beaten both companies to the punch as they have announced the LG ThinQ Speaker with Google Assistant. According to LG, “LG teamed up with Google to ensure that the LG ThinQ Speaker delivers all the conveniences that come with having a digital assistant at your side. And LG ThinQ Speaker isn’t only a smart companion, it is also a personalized voice-activated interface for LG’s smart home appliances.”
The company is also boasting that it will offer up “high quality” sound, but we reckon this will most likely be based on personal preference. Details and features about the ThinQ Speaker are scarce, but presumably it should be able to do pretty much what Google Assistant can do, which means that it should be similar in functionality to the Google Home lineup of smart speakers.
There is no word on pricing or availability just yet, but presumably additional details will be shared at CES 2018 which kicks off in the next week or so.