May 18th news, according to foreign reports, Amazon has conquered the network of retail and cloud computing industry. Now, by extending its tentacles to voice control devices, Amazon wants a deeper level of access to the consumer's daily life.
In the past years, through the Amazon intelligent audio echo's voice assistant Alexa, users have been able to through the voice of complete switch bedroom lights, play songs, Uber car booking, access to bank account, and many other tasks. In alliance with other companies to promote Alexa at the same time, Amazon has also opened to the third party application developers Alexa, and to provide some of the developers to provide financial support.
The Echo speech, thermostat startup Ecobee users will be able to leave the sofa without closing the air blast. Last month, the start-up company Invoxia released a portable speaker. This is the first direct integration of the market voice assistant Alexa hardware equipment. In addition, including Ford motors and other companies are planning to use Alexa in the future of the product, allowing users to use voice commands to start the car or open the garage door.
Because Alexa has been a strong support for third party developers, which also makes it become the Amazon against Apple Alphabet, Google Now Siri, as well as Microsoft Cortana virtual voice assistant tool.
Amazon in by the end of 2014 released echo, this is priced at $180 equipment to collected from voice in the room, and in less than two seconds of time answer similar to road traffic conditions and other trivia such problems.
Amazon spent about four years to develop a secret Echo. Although the use of some of the Ivona and other start-up companies from the acquisition of technology, but most of the technology involved in Echo by Amazon's independent development of technical personnel. This includes it in 10 feet and even further afield resolution sound microphone.
However, after the Amazon Echo added more features, the device began selling in the market. Although Amazon did not disclose the actual number of Echo sales, but the market research firm Intelligence Research Partners Consumer is expected, Amazon has sold about 3 million units Echo. There is news that the recent development of the Amazon is still cheap version of Dot Echo, priced at only $90.
Rimp declined to disclose how Amazon plans to make money directly from Alexa. Alexa is currently able to simplify the process of users in the Amazon website orders, but also to promote the user to sign up to use an annual fee of $99 gold membership services. Can assume that Amazon will be charged to third party developers in the future, so that they become the weather, sports events and other specific issues such as the priority provider.
Home Bot plans to integrate voice services directly into their Ring video access control, allowing users to monitor the door and communicate with visitors. Other plans to use the Alexa start-up companies, including the wireless router company Home Luma, etc..