Owners of the HTC U11 should be given access to Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant within the days. Alexa was always a planned inclusion on the U11, although was not available at the time of the device’s launch.
Although Alexa has been absent, HTC U11 owners have still had access to Google Assistant.
Given the similarities between Alexa and Google Assistant, including both might seem strange at first, given the trend away from providing duplicate apps and services.
Yet Alexa and Google Assistant provide access to different ecosystems, with some smart home products not compatible with both.