HTC U11 is here with Alexa, capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real time information, such as news, is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon.
Alexa and Echo have found their biggest success within markets where they faced minimal competition, at least at launch.
The main component that acknowledge HTC in pursing the Amazon Alexa integration intensely over the few several months, was due to the fact that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 accommodates the activation of two hands free service within the smartphone device.
Alexa can live right alongside Google Assistant on your U11. Both function extremely well and have been launching for me almost 100 percent of the time with my selected wake word.
If you are the one who uses HTCU11, then there is good news for you guys.
An OTA update was pushed to these devices last week, which included preparations to get the smartphone ready to support the HTC Alexa App.
Alexa can't do a lot of the things I want an assistant on my phone for: It's obvious to me that Alexa is still thought of by Amazon as an in-home assistant, not an on-the-go one. 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.
If you prefer to launch Alexa manually, you can now choose to launch it with a squeeze or squeeze and hold using the Edge Sense technology on the HTC U11. It can connect easily to Amazon's retail website and let your shop for products, by just using a voice-input.
A recent report revealed that the HTC U11's Edge Sense feature will be able to launch Alexa soon, and HTC has just announced that the company's "HTC Alexa" application is now available in the United States. 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.