The Essential PH-1 hasn’t sold in the quantity the company had hoped, which is leaving many with excess supply including Amazon. While deals are nothing new for the Essential Phone, Amazon is currently running a nice one.
Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the latest trends in technology and brings futuristic abilities to the palm of your hand. The concept is still in its early beginning, but Amazon is hoping to speed things along with its latest development of Amazon AR View.
Ring, a popular doorbell and home security company, will soon join Amazon. In a developing news story that broke yesterday, tech giant Amazon informed trusted sources that it will acquire Ring.com for over $1 billion. Up through this point, the two companies have worked together so consumers could benefit from integrated experiences, but an acquisition would allow the two to take things to the next step.
Last week Amazon had sent Droid Turf an email informing us of the removal of lock screen ads from Prime Exclusive phones like the Moto X4. This action has resulted in a price increase of Prime Exclusive phones by $20 to make up for lost advertising revenue. An email was sent out to owners of Prime Exclusive phones who purchased their device prior to the price hike. Since these customers dealt with ads, Amazon is sending a $20 refund to these [Read More]
Amazon has been the place to visit in order to save on mid-range Android smartphones such as the Moto X4. The retailer’s Prime Exclusive phones are discounted from their standard price in exchange for mandatory lockscreen advertisements. However, moving forward, this will no longer be the case if you are an Amazon Prime user.
An update appears to be incoming to the Amazon Alexa app. It is said to bring overdue features and functions including Alexa voice commands.
Shoppers looking to get into the smart speaker game were definitely happy during the holiday season when both Google and Amazon slashed the prices of their AI driven speakers. The Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini decreased to $29 from their original price points of $50. At almost a 50% discount, it’s hard to imagine both companies profiting much from their entry-level smart speakers, but looking big picture, it was probably all about getting as many people as possible [Read More]
AmazonTube? Really, Amazon? According to a recent file with the USPTO, Amazon could be working on a video content service similar to Google’s wildly popular YouTube platform. This news comes only weeks after Google removed access to YouTube on Amazon smart devices like Echo Show and Echo Spot. This, of course, was because Amazon removed certain functions from YouTube without notifying Google.