Alexa finally coming to Amazon's Android app, starting this week

Amazon Is Launching A Series Of Alexa Training Workshops Worldwide

It does seem odd for the Alexa feature to be integrated with the Amazon shopping application given that Amazon has a standalone Alexa app already.

Early this year, Amazon introduced Alexa to a larger audience by making the virtual assistant a feature which could be accessed on the Amazon app. The company appears to have not made any formal statement regarding the launch, but as TechCrunch reports, the company confirmed that Alexa integration will indeed launch this week.

If bringing Alexa to the Amazon shopping app seems unusual to you is because it is.

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Amazon quietly bought Graphiq, a data visualization company a few months ago to beef up its popular Alexa virtual personal assistant, according to The Los Angeles Times citing unnamed sources. But, adding Alexa to its main Android app will nearly certainly allow Amazon to introduce a lot of new people to the virtual assistant. By offering developers an "immersive learning opportunity", Amazon aims to build interest in its Alexa platform and solidify its presence in the voice computing market. However, this week, Alexa will be coming to Android too.

The new Android integration comes after Alexa last week expanded to TVs and the company's own media streamers. Amazon likely decided where it should put Alexa based on how many people its mobile app can reach - which includes users who might not have a single idea what Alexa is for and what it can do. Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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