Amazon Echo has finally caught-up with THIS Google Home feature

Amazon is using this one-two punch to knock out retail

Amazon is using this one-two punch to knock out retail

Despite Alexa being heavily associated with Amazon products, it has still managed to branch out and find its way into other brands devices, like Huawei's Mate 9 and the soon to be updated HTC U11. Amazon encourages shoppers to sign up for the 30-day free trial to capture the deals, and that strategy appears to have paid off as, "More new members joined Prime on July 11 than on any single day in Amazon history", according to the company's press release.

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

Saying Alexa will open the assistant, but it's clumsy: The big differentiator for HTC's Alexa is its ability to hear you say "Alexa" and wake up, ready to lend a hand.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department reported, specifically, that when a man drew a gun on his wife in a home where an Amazon Echo was placed, he said to her, "Did you call the sheriffs?" and the Echo misinterpreted that as a command to call the sheriffs, who then showed up at the front door.

Many consumers now expect free shipping or two-day shipping based exclusively on their experience with Amazon, which has put pressure on many other retailers, including competitor Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Wal-Mart has countered by offering free shipping on orders over $35 and offering discounts for items that aren't available in stores if they're ordered online and scheduled for in-store pickup. This is key in creating the best assistant as phones can teach the AI a lot more about a person.

Amazon Echo has updated its smart speaker with the ability to control playback on other Amazon devices using your voice. There is no word yet on what will be possible or not possible in this incarnation of Amazon's smart virtual assistant, but we can pretty much presume the sky's the limit. You can ask Alexa a question, such as 'Alexa, what's the weather today?' and Alexa will respond once your phone is unlocked. Now, in addition to that, HTC's Edge Sense function can now launch HTC Alexa as well, though you'll need to set that up before you use it, of course.

It now sits alongside Google Assistant and HTC's own, non-voice powered Sense Companion on the U11.

So, Alexa on phones is now not up to the mark and is nowhere close to Google Assistant and Apple Siri. After the Amazon Fire Phone failed spectacularly it looked like Amazon might not be able to compete. The update to the Edge Sense is available on the Play Store from today itself and you can get your device updated with this new sense right now to test out this new Assistant on your phone.

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