Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant has largely been limited to the company’s own hardware. Recently though, it has partnered with other OEMs to integrate Alexa into their products. Soon Alexa will be available on any and all Android smartphones. Amazon is integrating Alexa into its main app for Android.

A few months back, Amazon did the same thing for iOS users. It brought Alexa to a wider audience by integrating the assistant into its main shopping app. At that point in time, it only said that Android users would also get Alexa inside the Amazon app in the future.

Users will be able to take full advantage of Alexa integration on their Android handsets. They will be able to ask it about the weather, news, and more. They will also be able to use the various Skills that enable Alexa to perform tasks like streaming music, calling Ubers, and more.

Amazon is yet to make a formal announcement about Alexa for its Android app but the company has confirmed that it’s going to roll out the integration later this week.

Amazon already has a standalone Alexa app available for Android devices but integrating the assistant into its main shopping app will enable the company to reach the much larger audience.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Alexa and Amazon. Source: techcrunch

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