Amazon could launch as many as eight new devices later this month

19 September, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
  • Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

The devices are apparently coming before the end of 2018 with an announcement planned for later this month, according to internal documents.

Amazon's voice-activated assistant Alexa has a significant presence in consumers' homes, thanks to the robust ecosystem of developers and manufacturers who are incorporating Alexa into their devices.

However, as The Verge points out, the CNBC report doesn't mention if the new devices will be Echo branded or not, leaving room for Amazon to work on making Alexa a brand name. As the CNBC report notes, the new products also potentially strike at established competitors like Sonos and GE. The info they've reviewed shows a list of devices that includes a microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer, and an in-car gadget. But it looks like the e-commerce firm is planning to expand its hardware portfolio drastically with as many as eight devices if the latest report by CNBC holds some weight.

The microwave is getting the majority of the headlines and rightfully so, since it will be the first time Amazon has entered the home appliance market. The company is reported to be working on a secretive home robot, as well, according to Bloomberg. Amazon also earlier this year bought the smart doorbell maker Ring.

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Much like Sonos' partnership with IKEA, the more places Amazon can place its Alexa AI the better it is for the company.

All of the rumored devices would have Alexa built in, or have easy access to the virtual assistant (likely over an Internet connection). Now, it seems Amazon is hoping to take things a step further with a clutch of new devices. Garmin already partnered with Amazon to bring out an Alexa-enabled in-car speaker called the Garmin Speak, complete with a little OLED display for driving instructions.

Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant are the two most popular personal assistants in the market.The Alexa-powered Amazon Echo lineup of smart speakers and the Google Assistant-powered Google Home speakers dominate the smart speaker market.

Amazon doesn't disclose sales numbers for the Echo, but has previously said "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices sold worldwide. In July, CEO Jeff Bezos said, "We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are".

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