Samsung is to introduce its own smart speaker, taking on Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod. And the South Korean conglomerate has big ambitions, pushing hard to ensure its own product is made available as soon as possible.
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A release date has been listed for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, with Amazon now indexing the smartphone in the United Kingdom. The Amazon listing advises that the device is set to be released on 1 June, with the handset now available to pre-order.
LG has confirmed that its LG Hub Robot will use voice recognition technology developed by Amazon. The system is best known for its use within Amazon’s Echo speakers, and will be deployed by LG as part of its artificial intelligence efforts.
It appears that the Nexus Player was briefly made available for pre-order in the UK by Amazon, although the online retailing giant has now removed the listing. Although Amazon gave away pricing details and a release date, there has been no word from Google on the availability of the Nexus Player outside the United States, Canada and Japan.
It is not a secret that Cyanogen is seeking greater control over Android. The company develops its own open source version of Google’s mobile operating system, and is reportedly targeting big-name investors as it looks to increase its independence.
At first Primecast seemed like an excellent solution to a problem that had been frustrating many users of Amazon’s video service. But the app, which allowed Amazon’s on-demand videos to be watched via Chromecast, did not last long.
The Amazon Marketplace enables third-party sellers to market their products directly to customers. This means that there is no shortage of phone and tablet accessories available on Amazon, at very competitive prices.