After smart speakers, smart displays, and a bunch of other gadgets, Amazon is bringing its Alexa smart assistant to Windows 10 PCs. The company is partnering with some of the biggest Windows device makers, including the likes of Lenovo, HP, Asus, and Acer, to bring Alexa to new Windows 10 devices this year.
Alexa will come pre-installed as an app on devices with support for the smart assistant. Lenovo, HP, Asus, and Acer are building new Windows 10 devices–some of which are getting unveiled at CES this week–with far-field microphones that will let users activate Alexa with its hotword. Alexa will present responses to questions with visuals on Windows 10, just like Cortana.
I love Cortana but this is a great move by Microsoft.