Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) will soon have Alexa-powered hardware that features a display that will be similar to tablet displays.
The company’s hardware unit known as Lab126 creates products such as the Amazon Kindle, Fire TV, and Dash is working on a new product that will feature a tablet-like display that is powered by Alexa.
It means that users will get to control the functionalities of the device by audio command just like the Amazon Echo. This means that the user can call up a video or search for content over the internet through voice control among other features. Tech analysts speculate that the Alexa-enabled device will handle audio commands just like the Xbox One from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).
Advancing Alexa to new heights
The voice commands will work similarly to the Amazon Tap, Mazon Echo Dot, and the Eco Speakers. Unfortunately, the report did not dig deeper into the details so it is not clear whether the device will feature third-party support such as that offered by the Echo to Uber and a few other services. Amazon will most likely develop a new device to feature abilities that will allow it to compete more effectively with Google Now from Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). The latter lets the user gain access to services such as YouTube, Yelp, and web searches through audio command meaning the idea is not farfetched for Amazon.
Amazon already plans to push more independence into the Alexa interface. The firm is currently allowing developers to tap into the capabilities of its digital assistant, and so far there have been interesting additions such as Lexi for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Roger for both iOS and Android. So far Amazon has established Alexa as a powerful feature for smartphones, but there is still more to be done.
It is clear that Amazon is currently looking for new ways to enhance Alexa and the new report is an indication of more to come from the firm. Unfortunately, the details of the development are currently scanty, but interest is currently piqued in the tech industry.