Sunday, 26 February 2017

Amazon's digital voice assistant Alexa is now also a Moto Mod

Continuing to support the Moto Mods platform, Motorola (owned by Lenovo) at MWC 2017 announced that it is teaming up with Amazon to integrate Amazon's digital voice assistant, Alexa in Moto Mods.

The Amazon Moto Mod will work similar to the Amazon Echo speakers, and let users ask Alexa to perform everyday tasks like setting reminders, play music, control smart home products, check news, request Uber ride and more using voice commands.

Moreover, Alexa will be integrated in Moto smartphones later this year. Its worth mentioning that Alexa is currently available in the US, UK, Germany and Austria, so the new feature won't really mean anything for the India users.

This is not the first time, Lenovo and Amazon are teaming up, as earlier this year at CES Lenovo launched a new Alexa powered smart home speaker.

Apart from Amazon Moto Mod, Motorola also announced Moto Power Pack that will offer 50 percent additional battery life to the phone. The new Power Pack Mod also has efficiency mode, which automatically charges the phone to keep efficiency at its peak. It will be available in March for $49.

In addition Motorola also said that it plans to launch more Moto Mods later this year including a wireless charging Moto Mod, a Turbo Power Moto Mod, a charging adapter and a Gamepad Moto Mod with physical controls and integrated battery.

For those uninitiated, Moto Mods are add-on accessories that snap to back of the Moto Z line up via powerful magnetic pins to give the phone extra functionality. Currently there are a total of Moto Mods including Moto Insta-Share projector Mod, JBL SoundBoost Mod, Moto Shells, Incipio offGrid Power Pack, Mophie Juice Pack Mod, Incipio Car Dock Mod and Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod.

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