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Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

Alexa has proved to be compatible with many smart devices and will be an easier way to connect your home than trying to hack together a solution with several different apps or assistants.

The market is still growing fast, with smart speakers among the top-selling devices at Amazon.

The competition to build software people can manage with their voice is one of the hottest topics in consumer technology, drawing, in addition to Amazon and Google, the attention of giants like Apple, Microsoft and Samsung.

According to Mehedi Hassan of Thurrott, Asus and Lenovo are new Windows 10 devices to bring a widen availability of Alexa in the market of Windows PCs.

Google will have a stand-alone booth at the event for the first time in a long time.

As with HP, the Pavilion Wave will be the first to come designed specifically with offerings for voice interactions via Amazon Alexa.

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With Amazon dominating CES past year with Alexa, it seems that Google can no longer ignore Alexa's growing influence even though Google Assistant is available on phones and tablets.

Following in the footsteps of Ford, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, Toyota is now bringing Amazon's Alexa personal assistant to its future infotainment systems. It allows users to do video calls with Google Duo, provides YouTube video access, and manages all connected devices in the home. Google also announced a new platform that will see companies including Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) release Google Assistant speakers with built-in displays - a product clearly created to take on the Amazon Echo Show. Google sold more than 6 million Google Home devices in the 2017 holiday season, Business Insider reported.

A report in Bloomberg suggests that Google may launch a re-vamped online store in February, with devices featuring Google Assistant front and center. But its subtext is all about Google versus Amazon.

And of course, the data that a large audience would churn out while interacting via voice day by day is what both of these giant companies really want. This interestingly makes Alexa a tougher competitor for Cortana.

More important than product push, Google's "VIP" presence at CES is also potentially a hiring gesture to poach developers, an analyst at Forrester Research told the Washington Post.