Google working on Amazon Echo Show's rival, codenames it Manhattan

by Leslie Wood October 1, 2017, 0:32
Google working on Amazon Echo Show's rival, codenames it Manhattan

After Amazon's event earlier this week there will shortly be a formidable amount different versions Amazon Echoes on the market. Priced at $99.99 (Rs.6,500 approx.) in the USA, the Echo comes in a range of shell colors and finishes such as charcoal, sandstone, heather gray, oak veneer, walnut veneer, and silver. A pack of three will be sold for $50 off.

Up till now Amazon's Echo voice assistants were the flawless servant - they did not speak until they were spoken to first. The launch offer will also give away a set of Philips Hue smart LED with the bundle that costs $150.

The new additions include a bigger Echo Plus speaker device, Echo Connect, Echo Spot and new Echo buttons to control all your Echo devices.

Customers who tried to play a YouTube video on their Echo Show were met with a message from Alexa saying, "Currently, Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show". Most notably, it tanked in its attempt to make a smartphone, putting it at a disadvantage against Google and Apple - the makers of Android and the iPhone, respectively - in the battle to stay connected with consumers when they're on the go. Reports emerged yesterday that Google is preparing to launch a new Google Home smart speaker with an integrated video screen.

The two Internet giants have been significant rivals for some time now, looking to contend in the developing customer arranged AI fragment with their smart speakers and computerized associates.

Amazon's recently released Echo Plus and Echo Spot will also benefit other supply chain makers, including Foxconn Electronics (ODM), Merry Electronics (acoustic components), Ability Opto-Electronics Technology (optical lenses) and Chicony Electronics (power supply).

Sri Lanka bat first against Pakistan as Haris Sohail debuts
Karunaratne had a solid opening stand of 34 with Kaushal Silva before paceman Hasan Ali provided Pakistan with the breakthrough. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back from a 3-0 Test series whitewash at the hands of India.

Pre-orders for both the new Echos began Wednesday. According to a report from Verge, Amazon will launch the Echo Show in Germany and United Kingdom soon.

Amazon also expanded the Echo line, with the company a year ago introducing the smaller $50 Echo Dot and on-the-go $130 Amazon Tap. Your Phone number will still be tied to calls so recipients can recognize you.

Amazon is also adding higher fidelity equipment to the next-generation Echo in an apparent response to the HomePod.

Alexa-power glasses on the way?

Echo Connect will let you connect it to your landline/VoIP and Wi-Fi to let calls be handled through this tiny device.

At just $69.99, the new Fire TV is Amazon's most affordable 4K enabled device ever. All the models released by mid 2018 in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany would be Alexa compatible.


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