Amazon patent shows how Alexa-powered devices could turn into phones

A newly published patent explains how Amazon could give #Alexa-powered, voice-controlled devices the ability to make and receive phone calls. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


We’ve known for weeks that Amazon has been working on ways to give #Alexa-powered, voice-controlled devices the ability to make and receive phone calls, but a newly published patent details how it could be done.
The company is reportedly gearing up to announce #Alexa-enabled phone service sometime in the next few months.
In March, Recode quoted unnamed sources as saying that new hardware optimized for phone calls and in-home intercom applications is undergoing beta testing.
Amazon hasn’t said anything publicly about its plans for phone service, and it makes a habit of refraining from comment about its patents.
But the patent suggests that most of the heavy lifting would be done in the cloud and by cell carriers rather than on the #Alexa device.

Opinion… * Man-Made


The next important #SmartSpeaker skill (driving mass user adoption) will be voice calling. #Alexa #Trend

Source: Geekwire