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Amazon's Alexa to be found on the next Android powered Huawei flagship phone in the U.S.

Amazon's Alexa to be found on the next Android powered Huawei flagship phone in the U.S.
Sure, Alexa has been the voice activated personal assistant on Amazon Echo devices, but is it ready to handle tasks barked at it by phone users? Huawei announced at CES this week that the U.S. version of its next flagship phone will include an app that connects to Alexa. This has some analysts believing that Google is going to have to fight before it is no longer the most popular digital assistant on Android.

Google does have its Google Assistant, which allows users to engage in a more conversational dialogue with the virtual assistant. Google Assistant is available on the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, Google's messaging app Allo, and will be featured om NVIDIA's upcoming Shield television. Alexa will soon be used by various companies in their consumer products. That list includes Ford and Whirlpool, who will use the cloud based service in new cars and appliances respectively.
 
"To the extent that voice becomes more important and something other than Google’s voice assistant becomes the most popular voice interface on Android phones, that’s a huge loss for Google in terms of data gathering, training its AI (artificial intelligence), and ultimately the ability to drive advertising revenue."-Jan Dawson, analyst, Jackdaw Research


Alexa and Google are also going at each other inside homes with smart speakers made by both firms. Amazon has the Echo which competes with the Google Home. Both answer questions, handle tasks, and can control smart home appliances among their multitude of capabilities. Microsoft is joining this club with a smart speaker powered by its personal assistant Cortana. This device will try to differentiate itself from the competition by shipping with Harman Kardon speakers.

source: Reuters

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posted on 06 Jan 2017, 20:41 2

1. meanestgenius (Posts: 14502; Member since: 28 May 2014)


This is awesome news. Amazon really is pushing its Alexa AI out through more more avenues. I wonder if we'll see Alexa become a part of more OEM's smartphones? What a great way to get Alexa into the smartphone space, and with the #3 smartphone maker at that.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 21:04 1

3. DaveElliott (Posts: 135; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


I am no fan of Amazon or its CEO, but Alexa in my home isn't half bad. This will just make Google and Samsung up their game in the Android sector. Laziness will not be an option

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 22:06 1

7. vincelongman (Posts: 4822; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I've been seriously impressed by Alexa's adoption
Its in many so many different things at CES
They've catch Google and Apple sleeping

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 22:37 1

8. meanestgenius (Posts: 14502; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Exactly. Amazon came out of nowhere and upped the ante with Alexa. We are going to see companies like Google and Apple scrambling now, as well as Microsoft.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 21:03 2

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't mind as long as i have a choice of both. Alexa and Google assistant.

If they lock down to one. I would pick Google assistant for now.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 21:06

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 6335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Overall this is a great development. Force google to expedit their Google assistant deployment. One of the greatest folly is not putting it on their Nexus. Piss off a lot of their core fans.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 21:17 1

5. Razrman (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Read somewhere today that Volkswagen will include Alexa in their cars. If Google doesn't get their act together Amazon will beat them to the punch. Didn't LG also mentioned about using Alexa with their refrigerators?

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 21:27

6. Arthurhkt (Posts: 535; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Hope P9 and P9 lite can get the taste of Alexa too.

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