HTC U11 gets Alexa Assistant

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As with many Amazon products this is us -only for now, but it should be localized for both the United Kingdom and Germany soon as well.

Consumers are still anxious about security and privacy issues, however, when buying things on a voice-controlled device, the study says. I also like that this adds a little more importance to the U11's squeezable sides, even if that feature still feels a bit a gimmicky.

That's not necessary with the U11 - you can just say "Alexa" and Amazon's popular assistant will spring to life, ready to hear your request. "Even though you might not shop on Echo Show this month or even this year, you're part of the Alexa ecosystem". You can purchase the unlocked HTC U11 through Amazon.com and HTC.com, in case you're interested.

Further driving home the point that you're just using a virtualized Echo on your phone, you'll need to use the Amazon Alexa app to configure all of the things Alexa can do on your U11. which isn't the best app in the world, as you may have already experienced.

If radio was paying attention before, now comes news that AMAZON is working on upgrading its ECHO speaker to improve audio quality.

Alexa can live right alongside Google Assistant on your U11.

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The U11's Alexa integration is a good start - it mostly works as you'd expect it to - but it still needs some tuning to be great.

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. HTC USA shared last week that the flagship phone is getting a new personal assistant. No voice-assistant device on the market can. With Alexa, you can get fast access to media, facts, and your appliances without having to scroll through apps and menus. This is key in creating the best assistant as phones can teach the AI a lot more about a person. Alexa's specialties tended to be home control and third-party skills; Google was for setting timers and web searches. It also reported record sales for other Alexa-powered products, including the Echo, Fire tablets, and Kindle devices. You can not depend on it as your sole voice assistant. 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 has been estimated to hold a dominant 70% market share in the U.S., outselling Google Home 3-to-1.

There are now more than 15,000 Alexa Skills available and a lot of them work on the HTC U11.

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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. To get the HTC Alexa app, all you have to do is download it from the Google Play Store.

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