Expect a new update on your Android’s OS with the new Amazon Alexa voice command support
Google’s Assistant, the Amazon is introducing Alexa to android devices. The company said that they’re starting to finish up the update regarding the Alexa command. This big change comes a long time after a dedicated Amazon Alexa integration debuted on some handsets such as HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9 and Motorola Moto X4.
The update will start to launch in the coming days through Google Play and Amazon Appstore. It will enable access to Alexa skills, control music playback, and send messages among others, reported by Android Police.
But unlike the Alexa on the Echo lineup, the last update apparently doesn’t enable a hands-free experience. That means it won’t work in an inactive screen by just simply saying the key word “Alexa”.
A screenshot given by the Android Police commenter shows that the updated app comes in version 1.24.3555.0. There will be an Alexa button in the navigation bar to enable voice commands.
They also said that it was updated to the latest Alexa app version to experience the new support. Though they weren’t able to find the reported Alexa button at the time making the report. They’ve already contacted and reached out to Amazon for clarifications and will update us regarding their official response.
Although the Alexa app is not yet available for the consumers, it was rumored that the Apple company will bring this experience to the iOS plarform but it’s not yet known when.
Last week, the Amazon India announced that there are 12,000 Alexa skills that is available for the Indian users. They also said that more than 1,000 skills were added since the launching of the Echo speaker lineup and Alexa store in the country October last year.