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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.

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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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Echo Input- New Device by Amazon Now Available in India

The device adds to the Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Sub family of Amazon products

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Amazon on Thursday announced the availability of its new device — Echo Input — that would enable users to add Alexa support to their existing speakers via an audio cable or Bluetooth, for Rs 2,999 in India.

The device features a four-microphone arrangement to allow users to talk to Alexa from across the room using the Alexa app that is available on both, iOS and Android, the company said in a statement.

Using the device, users would be able to add their speakers to a new or existing multi-room music group and adjust volume parameters using voice commands.

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“With Echo Input, we are giving users even more options to choose the best Echo device for their needs and adding it to your existing speakers is the easiest way to begin your voice-first experience with Alexa,” said Jayshree Gururaj, Director, Amazon Devices.

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The device adds to the Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Sub family of Amazon products.

The company also announced that in addition to Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn, users can listen to music from Hungama and Gaana as well, which are now available on Alexa starting Thursday.  (IANS)