Amazon Refuses To Take Credit After Alexa Calls Police

Until HTC and Amazon figure out a way to make Alexa more useful on the go, I'll be sticking with Google Assistant.

Amazon reportedly is working on its next-generation Echo smart speaker with changes expected in the exterior design of the unit, as well as its overall technical performance, according to Engadget. "Even though you might not shop on Echo Show this month or even this year, you're part of the Alexa ecosystem".

So bring on the Echo 2.0 (although that's not what Amazon is calling the next-gen device, as for as we know.) A sleeker, shorter, better-sounding version of a device that already has been a game-changer seems like a no-brainer.

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.

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.

However, as compared to voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Apple Siri, Alexa's performance is far from being flawless.

HTC has announced that Amazon Alexa functionality is officially rolling out to its latest flagship. Once you select this option, you will be able to start using the service of this Assistant which is available from Today.

Alexa, which has become a mainstay in the home thanks to Amazon's Echo range, has over 15,000 "skills" available via the Alexa Skills Store, as well as the ability to make calls, play music, set alarms and answer queries.

And while the official Alexa app from Amazon has been out for some time on iOS and Android, it only works in combination with another device, like an Echo speaker. The only visual cues are the app that pops up in the bottom of the screen that displays a blue glowing ring whenever the U11 is listening or processing a command and a notification that provides suggestions on things to ask Alexa.

Alexa co-exists with OK Google on the U11. Alternatively, you can also use Edge Sense to squeeze and get Alexa's attention.

Amazon has been critical in driving the growth in voice-controlled devices by offering such products at different prices, making it easier for consumers to try out the technology. Download the update for your Edge Sense app and see for yourself how you can intuitively launch Google Assistant, new feedback animation, and more.

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