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Amazon could launch as many as eight new devices later this month

19 September, 2018, 03:44 | Author: Tara Roberts
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"The new devices reflect Amazon's ambition to make its Alexa voice technology ubiquitous by focusing on areas where people spend most of their time - at home and in the vehicle", the outlet reports.

Amazon is reportedly working on eight new Alexa-enabled devices - including a microwave - that it hopes to launch by the end of this year, reports CNBC. Also, the range is said to be spread across different segments such as microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer and even an in-car accessory.

Amazon is tipped to reveal a few of these gadgets at an event later this month.

The new devices reflect Amazon's ambition to make its Alexa voice technology ubiquitous by focusing on areas where people spend most of their time - at home and in the auto. Sonos already has an amplifier and subwoofer that works with Alexa, while GE has a smart microwave that can be connected to and controlled with Alexa.

But the competition likely doesn't scare Amazon-on the contrary, the retail giant wants to have its voice assistant available in as many products as possible. Alexa was initially considered a geeky experiment at Amazon.

Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain
The death came within hours of a man being found dead beside a auto amid receding floodwaters in Marshville, the paper reported. SC also set a record for most rain in a single tropical weather system, previously set by Tropical Storm Jerry in 1995.

An in-car device would certainly not be new.

Amazon could be planning to seriously beef up its line of Alexa-enabled devices. The report notes that the upcoming amplifier can be used as the central audio panel to control multiple speakers set up across a users' home, while the upcoming microwave can bring Alexa in the home's kitchen.

The world could have an Alexa-enabled microwave before 2018 is finished-yes, a microwave. Of course, there are rumours that Amazon is also building robots for the home. Amazon is also stepping up partnerships with home installation companies and home builders.

Amazon declined to comment to CNBC regarding the report.

'We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are, ' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in the firm's most recent earnings report.

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