HTC U11 gets Alexa support

HTC U11 Android flagship gets Alexa support via software update July 2017
This well-received flagship has been around for a while, and now HTC has decided to add Amazon's Alexa personal assistant, next to a visual feedback style. The new feature arrives as part of a software update that goes live today.
Codrut Nistor,

HTC U11 comes with Google Assistant on board, but those not happy with it will soon be able to use Amazon's Alexa as well. This new feature comes to this Android flagship via a software update that HTC USA unveiled last week and should start reaching compatible handsets in the US today.

HTC USA's Twitter message that was published three days ago simply reads "Your #HTCU11 is about to get a new personal assistant." Android Community also mentioned "a Chinese tech guy" who apparently received the software update with Amazon Alexa support and the new feedback animation included.

In addition to Amazon Alexa and the new feedback animation for Edge Sense, this update for the HTC U11 flagship also allows enabling gestures when the screen is off, launch the Camera app or the default voice assistant, and more.

The OTA notifications should begin to show up in the US later today, but those in a hurry can always check manually for updates.


HTC USA (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-07-17 (Update: 2017-07-17)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.