Amazon updates Fire 10 HD with 1080p screen, Alexa and cheaper price-tag

Amazon Unveils New Fire HD 10 Tablet with 1080p Display and Alexa Support

However, Amazon are looking to pick up from where Google left off according to the Financial Times, and are reportedly working on their own Alexa smart glasses. And in any case, the idea is not to have Google Glass-like vision, but to give users a direct line to Alexa on a smartphone without having to open an app, as is now the case.

Kevin Keith, a general manager with Amazon's devices group, didn't say whether the new Alexa capabilities would make their way to other Amazon tablet lines.

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In 2014, Amazon hired Babak Parviz, founder of Google Glass, who has been closely involved in its Alexa spectacles project, according to the report. After all, no matter how cool the glasses are, nobody wants to dive into an app to activate Alexa every time you'd need to talk to the assistant. The product could be launched before the end of this year.

The Amazon Alexa smart glasses won't feature a display of any kind nor a camera like the Google Glass, according to Engadget.

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With Alexa, you can "talk" to the Amazon Fire HD 10 and it will follow your voice commands. The smart glasses also won't have a screen that will let you peer through your lenses and get information.

The glasses are said to feature a bone conduction audio system that would allow the wearer to hear Alexa without wires or earbuds.

Similarly, there is "Try this next" that suggests movies, TV shows, and other items to buy from Amazon. It's developing a home security camera system that would integrate with its Echo smart speaker.

On the hardware front, Amazon's new Fire HD 10 has a 10.1-inch IPS panel with 1920x1200 pixel resolution, 5-megapixel rear camera sensor and an HD front-facing camera sensor.

Naturally, Amazon refuses to comment, as is the case with any in-development products. Powered by Alexa, the Amazon Echo is the best sold smart speaker out there, a success that allowed Amazon to pack Alexa into a variety of devices, including smartphones made by its biggest rivals.

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