Monday, 18 December, 2017

Alexa becomes, er, squeezable as it arrives on the HTC U11

Sony brings Alexa support to some of its later model televisions Amazon's next Echo speaker will reportedly focus on audio (AMZN)
Velma Reese | 17 July, 2017, 16:15

Business Insider reports that the most in-demand product of the day was the own-brand Echo Dot device, a smart speaker which provides users with access to Amazon's Alexa digital personal assistant service.

Aside from the need to put its best device forward to compete with a new one from Apple, Amazon has plenty of reason to upgrade the Echo.

In an announcement, Amazon stated, "We do not share customer-identifiable information to third-party skills [apps] without the customer's consent".

If radio was paying attention before, now comes news that AMAZON is working on upgrading its ECHO speaker to improve audio quality. Google Home is priced at a whopping $129.99 and it is interesting to note how the market - which is now filled with smart-home speakers - does not offer customers products as cheap as Amazon Echo. However, this will change soon as localized versions of Alexa will land on other markets too soon.

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Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has officially launched on the HTC U11, taking the total tally of virtual assistants available on the Taiwanese mobile maker's flagship smartphone to three.

Unlike the Huawei Mate 9s implementation, HTC Alexa can use your location to find nearby places, unfortunately, it still wont tell you the weather in you actual location. Upon firing up the HTC Alexa app, youll be prompted to sign into your Amazon account.

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners can already enjoy a similar level of functionality using the dedicated Alexa Voice remote control, or the Fire TV smartphone app. This feature is confirmed by a Chinese tech guy who said that he received a software update that included new #edgesense feedback animation, as well as, Amazon Alexa support. Amazon Echo, on the other hand, did quite well when it came to its speakers. Alternatively, you can also use Edge Sense to squeeze and get Alexa's attention.

Alexa co-exists with OK Google on the U11. You can get many of your daily tasks done just by asking to your phone and the Assistant will be right there on your screen to help you out with your questions or queries. But on a phone, my needs are very different: when I'm out and about, I want to be able to send a quick message to my wife, set a reminder for later, or look up directions using my voice, not order paper towels.

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