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Some users are able to set Amazon Alexa as the default digital assistant on Android

May 7, 2018 Doug Demagistris

We talk about the Google Assistant a lot because it’s essentially baked into our Android smartphones. But what if you could set Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to open by default? Some smartphones owners, who have reported on Reddit, have been able to do just that.

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Motorola reveals a bunch of new Moto Mods including an Amazon Alexa mod at MWC 2017

February 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, than you know that MWC is taking place in Barcelona, Spain. Motorola earlier announced a pair of Moto G5 smartphones. Motorola’s parent company, Lenovo, introduced a range of new Android tablets at the conference. We also have some new Moto Mods designed to work with Moto Z models to tell you about. Here’s what we know.

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Amazon Alexa now understands contextual questions

December 31, 2016 Droid Turf

Amazon debuted its Echo smart speaker based on the Alexa voice assistant platform, around three years ago. Since then, the technology has taken off remarkably with Amazon releasing a variety of Alexa-operated speakers such as the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. In addition to working on a new speaker with a large touchscreen, the company has also licensed Alexa to third-party manufacturers. While Alexa has been generally well received thanks to its ability to control other smart home devices, one common [Read More]

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Deal: Amazon begins Prime Day deals, but you’ll need an Alexa-speaking device

July 5, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Amazon Prime Day is in less than one week, and the retail giant can’t wait for you to open your wallet up! The retailer has begun offering some Prime Day deals ahead of Prime Day, scheduled to begin June 10 at 9PM EST, but there’s one caveat. You’ll need an Alexa-speaking device such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, Echo Look, or Echo Dot to claim the offers.

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