Amazon’s Kindle Fire series of Android tablets have seen some success, although admittedly the company’s more recent gadget, the Amazon Echo, appears to be much more popular. For those unfamiliar, the Echo is a speaker with a built-in voice assistant called Alexa that can help users do all kinds of tasks.
Given the success and positive reception Amazon has received with the Echo and Alexa, it isn’t really that much of a surprise to learn that Amazon could be looking to integrate Alexa into more of its products. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, it seems that Alexa’s next venture will be into an Amazon-built tablet.
The tablet has been codenamed “Knight” and basically the idea is that with Alexa built into it, users will be able to call upon the tablet to do all kinds of functions even if their hands are full or dirty. However we have to wonder how effective such a tablet is. Right now Android and iOS have the option of calling upon voice assistants such as Google Now and Siri without touching their devices.
So the question is, how will Amazon differentiate themselves with this rumored tablet? There have been rumors that Amazon has been working on some kind of kitchen computer, so perhaps “Knight” could be a revival of that project, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
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