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HTC U11 Is World's First Phone to Support Amazon's Alexa Intelligent Assistant

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HTC U11 Is World's First Phone to Support Amazon's Alexa Intelligent AssistantTaiwanese consumer electronics HTC today announced that it brings the HTC Alexa app to HTC U11 customers in the United States, allowing them to leverage the powerful, cloud-based Amazon Alexa intelligent personal assistant. This would make HTC U11 world's first smartphone to support Amazon's Alexa voice service on the go, no matter if you are at the beach, in the park, or at work. Once the HTC Alexa app is installed via Google Play Store, it will remain active throughout the day to accept commands, so just say "Alexa" and ask anything you need to know. "Now, HTC U11 customers will have Alexa with them at home and on the go,” said Steve Rabuchin, VP Amazon Alexa. "Customers on the move can ask Alexa on the U11 for music and news, to cool their smart house on their way home from work, to check if they locked their front door, and to access thousands of other Alexa skills." Availabl...
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