Alexa has a habit of making users say, Alexa, over-and-over for every back-to-back request. However, those days are now gone as Amazon has introduced a new follow-up mode that can now handle back-to-back requests which is aimed at making conversations feel more natural. Continue reading “Alexa’s new Follow-Up mode can now handle back-to-back requests”
Amazon Alexa picks up a new skill. It can now play ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Indian radio programme hosted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is developed by the Asian News International (ANI), India’s premier multimedia news agency. Continue reading “PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat now available on Alexa”
Huawei Mate 9 was the first phone to come integrated with Amazon’s virtual assistant; Alexa voice support. There are very few phones on the market that support. Installing the Alexa app wouldn’t bring the Google Assistant type support, rather it was just limited to controlling Echo devices. Now Amazon says that it is rolling out Alexa app update bringing Alexa voice integration on all phones. Continue reading “Alexa app update brings Alexa voice integration to all Android phones”
Amazon today announced ‘Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit’ with an aim to bring Alexa voice assistant to portable, on-the-go devices such as hearables, headphones, smart watches, fitness devices, and more. The kit has enough support for OEMs to add Alexa to their devices with minimum investment in hardware or integration efforts. Continue reading “Amazon Alexa voice assistant coming to Bluetooth headphones, smartwatches soon”
Amazon is working on a pair of smart glasses that are powered by Alexa, according to a new report from The Financial Times. The device will reportedly look like a regular pair of glasses that will tether to your phone and allow to speak to Alexa voice assistant. Continue reading “Amazon said to be working on Alexa powered smart glasses”
Amazon is planning to launch its Echo speaker with Alexa voice assistant in India by the end of this year, according to a new report from ET. Citing two people aware of the development, the report further stated that it has already begun testing its products through select company executives and analysts. Earlier in February, a separate report had said that Amazon is “putting together content and localising the service”.
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Amazon has introduced its next generation smart speaker dubbed as Amazon Echo Show, as expected. It sports a 7-inch touchscreen display and is powered by Alexa smart voice assistant. Continue reading “Amazon Echo Show with 7-inch touchscreen display, Alexa announced for $229.99”
Amazon is bringing Alexa voice assistant to iPhone via its main shopping app. iPhone users can now talk to Alexa while using the Amazon app. They can use Alexa while shopping and tracking packages and also to do the usual stuff like asking the news and weather updates, control music and so on. Continue reading “Amazon brings Alexa to iPhone via its main shopping app”
It looks like Amazon and Google want their smart speakers to make and receive phone calls. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, both the companies are planning to add voice calling functionality to Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.
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Amazon is expected to launch Echo, its voice activated smart speaker device in India this year, according to a latest report from FactorDaily. Powered by Alexa which is an artificial intelligent voice assistant, Echo acts as a smart hub for your home.
Citing sources the report said that Amazon is “putting together content and localising the service,”. Amazon Echo is expected to be announced in second half of 2016. Announced in 2014, the device lets you enjoy music, manage everyday tasks and ask questions via voice commands. It offers real-time answers for questions ranging from cooking, news, sports and even basic day-to-day tasks like knowing the weather, stock markets and so on.
Last year, Google launched Google Home smart speaker that comes with Google Assistant which competes directly with Amazon Echo. Amazon is already aggressive in India with the recent Amazon Prime and Prime Video launch.
Reporting about Amazon’s future plan about robotic voice-assistant Alexa , WSJ on Tuesday noted that the e-commerce giant is secretly working on a “tablet-like computer screen”. Continue reading “Amazon is developing a “tablet-like” device that you can talk to?”
When you think Amazon, you think e-commerce, but closer to the present, you’d also think about the Fire phone, its failure to make money and so forth, but you never would have imagined that the same company, at this time, would come up with a virtual assistant in the form of a speaker. It is surprising and yes, that’s Amazon’s new product, called Echo, a cloud-powered home speaker that you can talk to. The Echo, always listening and connected to Amazon’s cloud aka AWS, accepts input primarily in voice and can perform many of the functions of already existing virtual assistants like Siri and Cortana. It’s also a bold play for the living room, where information is less personal. The device, priced at $199 for regular people and $99 for Amazon’s Prime customers, is set to launch in the coming weeks, and is currently invite-only.
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