Alexa app finally gets Alexa voice assistant

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An update for the Alexa app for Android was given an update this morning with support for Alexa voice interaction.

Amazon isn't making it easier for Google to monopolize the personal digital assistant market. As put by Limp: "the combination of Alexa and Echo provides customers with hands-free access to music, weather, news, information, and more-just ask".

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Sadly, it appears there will be no hotword detection while outside of the app, though, if you're in the app the hotword ("Alexa") will apparently be supported.

Alexa functions like other virtual assistant software on smartphones. Namely, that you can control your Alexa-enabled smart home devices and take advantage of any of the Alexa skills you've set up. Amazon has worked with the likes of Motorola, Huawei and HTC in the past to pre-install Alexa on their individual devices. This update brings Alexa voice interaction on all Androids, not just a few - all just as long as they have at least Android 4.4 or newer.

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Giving users a way to test Alexa on their mobile devices will help in bringing more users to the ecosystem. This update is not live yet, but Amazon says it will be available on all devices in the coming days.

Amazon Alexa users can sign up to receive the latest news and information from Lancashire Constabulary directly to their smart speaker. An Alexa button will be integrated into the navigation bar of Amazon shopping app. And yes, you can also get it in the Amazon Appstore.

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