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FT: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Is Working On Smart Glasses

Citing “people informed with a plans”, a Financial Times reported that a wearable device would concede users to serve Alexa anywhere and during any time.

They are not approaching to offer facilities such as an on-board camera, so should equivocate issues like remoteness concerns and bad battery life that tormented opposition Google’s offering, Google Glass. The wearable device is combined to demeanour accurately as a unchanging span of eyeglasses that can be ragged absolutely and discreetly. The eyeglasses are pronounced to use bone conduction to broadcast sound, so we don’t even need earbuds plugged in. Amazon’s Alexa could be value $10 billion in income by 2020 according to RBC Capital Markets. It will be another further to Amazon’s intelligent home lineup.

After discontinuing prolongation of Google Glass prior year, Alphabet re-introduced a wearable handset progressing in 2017.

Babak Parviz a owner of Google’s luckless Glass, a initial vital try to popularise intelligent glasses, is rumoured to be directing Amazon’s efforts. Other specs and facilities of a all-new Amazon Fire HD 10 embody a microSD label container for memory enlargement adult to 256GB, Dolby Atmos Audio technoloy, Dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, and behind and front-facing cameras. Unlike Google and Apple, that have their possess smartphones to muster a voice partner on, Amazon is contingent on third-party devices. Of course, this won’t be a initial Amazon device with a camera, a Echo Look, and Echo Show also residence a camera.

Amazon is already offered Alexa On The Go headphones, that streams songs with Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Tune-In, while permitting users to listen to heard books or news and continue information.

Getting behind to Amazon, it’s The Financial Times that reports Amazon is personally operative on such glasses.

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If these products are to be denounced by year’s end, during slightest investors won’t have to wait too most longer to see what Amazon has in a pipeline. Compared to other tech firms with AI assistants, such as Alphabet GOOGL and Apple AAPL, Amazon does not have a exclusive mobile device, so Alexa intelligent eyeglasses could simply be a process of swelling a technology.

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