Amazon Is Launching A Series Of Alexa Training Workshops Worldwide

However, Android phone users can not ask Alexa to search, deliver news, predict the weather, and use its add-on skills, among many others, TechCrunch reported. Hence, the Android version of Alexa is very limited.

Amazon is yet to make a formal announcement about Alexa for its Android app but the company has confirmed that it's going to roll out the integration later this week. This update is the first of its kind, moving past the presence of Alexa on Echo speakers and other devices. The events, run by Amazon and sponsored by Intel, will teach developers through hands-on learning experience focused on building skills in programming for Alexa devices to create everything from smart home apps to games. This particular tool may be the main motivation for Amazon's acquisition, sources speculate, with such a platform potentially being able to facilitate Alexa's process of learning new information by allowing it to sift through massive amounts of data more efficiently.

However, some reports say that it does not seem like there is a need to perform these tasks from the Amazon app.

The news comes after Twitter user Nick Schwab posted an image showing a preview of the new feature, which has so far been available to iPhone users only.

It's not a full-blown Alexa integration per se, but more of a tech demo to an extent. The point, then, is to make Alexa more visible and bring it to people who have never seen it in action prior. It, however, did confirm Alexa's arrival on Android to TechCrunch. The Alexa feature is still not live as of yet to all Android users yet.


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