In the U.S., AI assistant Alexa is launched on the HTC U11

In the U.S., AI assistant Alexa is launched on the HTC U11


Starting today, AI assistant Alexa is available to those in the U.S. sporting the HTC U11. Many of the things that Alexa does on the handset will match what it capable of doing on the Amazon Echo smart speaker, such as pass along the weather, sports scores, a news digest and more. On the U11, Alexa can also order from Amazon, set alarms and timers, and turn on and off smart appliances. There are some things that Alexa does on the Echo that it won’t do on the U11 such as making and taking phone calls, and disseminating text messages.

If you ask Alexa to do something that is outside of its capabilities, you will be referred to the Alexa App that Echo users are familiar with, to retrieve information. Alexa can be opened by calling out her name, followed by a command. After the Alexa name is spoken, the bottom of the display shows a blue glowing ring that is similar to the glowing ring that appears on the Echo when Alexa is requested. Another way to open Alexa on the phone is through EdgeSense. Squeezing the two sides of the phone together will have the personal assistant at your beck and call.

With Alexa, the HTC U11 will have three different personal assistants including Alexa, Google Assistant and the Sense Companion. HTC U11 models in the U.S. are receiving the update today from the Google Play Store. Those in the U.K. and Germany toting the HTC U11 will receive the update some time during the summer.

source: TheVerge



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