If you want to have multiple options for a digital personal assistant then purchase the HTC U11. When this handset was launched, the company said that customers will be able to choose from three assistants namely: Google Assistant, HTC Companion, and Alexa by Amazon. Alexa wasn’t available at launch but Edge Sense has now been updated to bring Alexa to the HTC U11.
The latest Edge Sense update that’s available on the Play Store right now brings support for Alexa to the HTC U11.
However, even though the update can be downloaded right now, the assistant won’t actually go live until Monday, July 17th. It’s going to be a server-side change and Alexa will start functioning on HTC U11 handsets that have the latest version of Edge Sense installed.
Those who have already updated the Edge Sense app will now see a “Launch HTC Alexa” option in the Edge Sense Settings menu. Even if they turn it on right now the assistant won’t actually serve any purpose until tomorrow.
Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant now has support for more than 15,000 Skills so it can complete a wide variety of tasks such as reading the news, streaming music, control smart home devices, call an Uber, and much more.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) July 14, 2017