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.
 


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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8 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 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.

3. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 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

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 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

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 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.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

5. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

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