Amazon’s Alexa is already part of many smart speakers, displays and other gadgets. Now, Amazon is working together with a couple of the biggest Windows OEMs like Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo to bring their digital assistant Alexa to new Windows 10 devices this year.
Devices with support for smart assistants will ship with a pre-installed Alexa app. To activate Alexa easily, the Windows OEMs are building new Windows 10 devices with far-field microphones. In general, Alexa will work quite similar to Cortana with presenting responses to questions with visuals.
The move of Amazon to bring Alexa to Windows 10 is really interesting. Microsoft and Amazon have a partnership to integrate Cortana into Alexa and Alexa into Cortana. Nevertheless, Alexa on Windows 10 is not part of this partnership so I wonder what Microsoft will say about Alexa’s arrival on Windows.
As a consumer, I am really excited about this announcement from Amazon. Alexa is way ahead of Cortana with more than 25000 skills compared to 300 Cortana skills.
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