Amazon quietly acquired a start-up to make Alexa smarter

Amazon Is Launching A Series Of Alexa Training Workshops Worldwide

The Amazon shopping app already lets you search for products using your voice, but the new Alexa integration "goes far beyond search", Amazon said when it rolled out this feature to iPhones in March.

So, once the feature is live on all the Android handsets, users can ask Alexa about anything as they normally would while using it on Echo devices.

Amazon has revealed that its voice activated assistant Alexa is coming to the Amazon shopping app on Android.

Amazon will soon bring Alexa functionality to Android phones just mere months after it had done so for iOS devices.

Amazon Is Launching A Series Of Alexa Training Workshops Worldwide
Amazon Alexa coming to main Amazon app for Android this week

Alexa's presence in the Amazon Android app was first spotted by Twitter user Nick Schwab, and shortly after this sighting, Amazon confirmed to TechCrunch that Alexa will be rolling out to all Android users throughout the remainder of the week. The data trove it has assembled in that time could come in very hand for Amazon (amzn), which is working hard to make Alexa, the software powering its popular Echo connected home device, smarter and more useful for customers. This particular tool may be the main motivation for Amazon's acquisition, sources speculate, with such a platform potentially being able to facilitate Alexa's process of learning new information by allowing it to sift through massive amounts of data more efficiently.

GraphIQ pulled back its service offerings and announced in June that it would no longer support publishers, presumably to refocus its efforts on Amazon-related ventures.

The Amazon mobile app is available for free on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

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