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Amazon Alexa Coming To India Soon Via Coolpad Smartphones

The handset maker will roll out Alexa in Cool Play 6, Note 5 and Note 5 via an Over-the-Air (OTA) update

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  • Coolpad will soon introduce Alex in India
  • The Amazon Alexa will be available in select Coolpad models
  • This will be the first time Alexa will be introduced in India

China-based smartphone maker Coolpad on Wednesday announced that it will integrate Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa in some of its devices.

Amazon Alexa to soon come to India.
Amazon Alexa to soon come to India.

With the integration, Coolpad smartphone owners will be able to give voice command using the Coolpad Alexa app for multiple tasks.

“We are working to immerse more AI and tech into smartphones to make the experience more intelligent, friendly and beneficial for users. Incorporating Alexa in Coolpad smartphones is one such step in that direction,” Syed Tajuddin, CEO-Coolpad India, said in a statement.

Also Read: Apple losing out AI race to Google, Amazon: Report

The handset maker will roll out Alexa in Cool Play 6, Note 5 and Note 5 via an Over-the-Air (OTA) update and its upcoming devices will come with Amazon Alexa pre-installed.

Amazon's Alexa will be introduced in India via Coolpad Smartphones. Wikimedia Commons
Amazon’s Alexa will be introduced in India via Coolpad Smartphones. Wikimedia Commons

“In case of Amazon Alexa, Coolpad will be the first smartphone brand in India which will provide Amazon Alexa in smartphones,” said Brandy Kang, Executive Vice President, Coolpad Group. IANS

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Snapchat’s Camera May Help You Shop at Amazon

Apart from Amazon, a number of different partners like Apple-owned Shazam, which is already integrated with Snapchat, would also help identify the sent content

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Photo-messaging app Snapchat is reportedly working with e-commerce giant Amazon to launch a camera feature that would identify objects within the cameras view and pull up facts about them along with the e-commerce information and listings from Amazon.

Likely to be branded either “Visual Search” or “Camera Search, the feature will help users point their cameras at a barcode, object or a source of music, long-press the camera button and get the related information,, Android Headlines reported late on Monday.

Currently understood to be referred internally as “eagle”, information about the feature has come through based on details and references found inside the latest publicly available Android Package Kit (APK) file from the Google Play Store, the report added.

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Apart from Amazon, a number of different partners like Apple-owned Shazam, which is already integrated with Snapchat, would also help identify the sent content.

“It’s hard to say how far along the feature is, its possible scale and scope, or when we might see it arrive, although it seems to be quite close to being ready for prime-time according to the information,” the report added. (IANS)

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