Currently Amazon's $180 Echo, $130 Tap, and $50 Dot are cylindrical devices, some with speakers and some without, that all contain the company's digital assistant. It sounds weird and kind of unweildy-but it might prove to be a great idea.
In addition to the 7-inch screen, the new Echo will have much-improved speakers. It's worth noting the size of the screen is nearly identical to the size of the company's existing Kindle Fire tablets. CIRP's analysis shows customers use Amazon Echo for many purposes, with one-third using it as an information provider responding to questions and over 40 percent as an audio speaker for listening to streaming music.
Smart speakers are all the rage, but with costs just this side of pricey, perhaps you've been holding off on buying one.
As a result, CIRP estimates that Amazon sold approximately 5.1 million Amazon Echo devices in the U.S. since its late 2014 introduction, with approximately 2 million units sold in the first nine months of 2016.
For anyone that's ever used an Echo, at-a-glance information will actually come as a huge relief. Some, such as the Hue skill, require you to connect your account so that the Amazon Echo can access the service, so a new window will appear asking you to sign in and allow Amazon Echo to access your account. We won't have to wait much longer to see this freakish product, either.
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Details about the release of the pimped-up smart speaker are scarce, but Amazon could announce the device as early as the first quarter of 2017.
This is the second major leak we've heard from Amazon's Lab126 research team about this particular product.
What's now clear is that Amazon is serious about figuring out the contours of its home assistant market. Google in the meanwhile launched its own smart speaker dubbed Google Home this year. Tap on the skill you want to uninstall and select "Disable Skill".