Amazon is planning to release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices before the end of 2018. According to a CNBC report, People familiar with the matter have suggested that Amazon will be doubling down its voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year. The e-commerce giant has plans to release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices. Either these devices will be Alexa-enabled or may have Alexa voice assistant built-in.
These eight new Alexa-powered devices are said to include a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer, and an in-car gadget among others by Amazon. These products will mark company’s first move into the home appliances space, noted report.
While Amazon hasn’t commented anything on the report as yet, what we already know is that Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos during the July earning report had stressed on Alexa being there driving force behind “tens of millions” of Alexa-enabled devices sold worldwide.
Bezos statement from July noted, “We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are. […] There are now tens of thousands of developers across more than 150 countries building new devices using the Alexa Voice Service, and the number of Alexa-enabled devices has more than tripled in the past year.”
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We for sure don’t know how and when Amazon is planning to launch these devices, but according to CNBC some of these devices will be unveiled at an event scheduled later this month.