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01 October 2017, 12:30 | Ricardo Garza
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Amazon's recently released Echo Plus and Echo Spot will also benefit other supply chain makers, including Foxconn Electronics (ODM), Merry Electronics (acoustic components), Ability Opto-Electronics Technology (optical lenses) and Chicony Electronics (power supply).
Fitted with Amazon's second-generation far-field microphones, the Echo Plus comes with Dolby surround sound for a better experience.
Echo Spot is the most interesting new member of the Echo family, it is a smart alarm clock that is blessed with a camera and a screen. The Echo Spot looks like Echo Show and Echo Dot had a baby. Reportedly, user can access YouTube, video calling, Google Assistant, and Google Photos on the device.
Working to maintain its lead in the early stages of the market for home digital assistants, Amazon rolled a bevy of new and updated products on Wednesday, including an improved version of its Echospeaker and Fire TV set-top box.
The device, which is now codenamed Manhattan, will feature a 7-inch display, just like the Echo Show, but will offer access to a wide range of Google services, including Assistant, Photos and YouTube, along with Netflix. Amazon even launched a $70 Fire TV with 4K and HDR support, some cute Echo Buttons to play trivia games on an Echo, and a device to let Echo's make calls.
Amazon is doing really great with Amazon Echo smart speaker in the technology market and hence made a decision to come up with a few more editions of the same smart speaker with even more smart features inside. The Echo Plus is compatible with ZigBee products from leading manufacturers such as Philips, Hue, GE, Kwikset, and more. Google has said it will be able to display mobile numbers for other user soon, but Amazon has beaten it to the punch.
Amazon has previously stated that it sells Alexa-powered devices for near to the cost to produce them, as its main goal is to drive sales via its retail platform. But Amazon is clearly prepped up to spruce into the smart home hub market ahead of Google and Apple, both of whom who yet holds an upper hand with their disposal of smartphones. Though it seems it will end up getting released in 2018 as it's already the end of 2017 nearly.
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She thanked her "boyfriend" Brad Hall (C80), and her sons, and called her stint as Meyer "the role of a lifetime... utter joy". HBO announced earlier in the month that season 7 of Veep is set to air in 2018, and will be the show's last.