It has been a long time but, tech companies have finally taken notice of the ever growing tech consumers in India. After finally launching the Echo smart speaker lineup in India a year after Amazon expanded it to global markets, the company is doing something India-specific with Alexa. Amazon’s AI Alexa, which powers the Echo smart speakers will learn to speak ‘Hinglish’. It is a popular way of speaking in India which is a mix of the Hindi and English languages.
Parag Gupta, Head of Product Management, Amazon India said:
We wanted our devices to talk, walk and feel Indian. Alexa is not a visiting American, she has a very Indian personality.
Amazon introduced its prime membership along with its Prime Video service in India in 2016 at a yearly charge of Rs 499. At that price with Amazon’s fast delivery and a decent amount of streaming content, the deal is a steal. But, this won’t be for too long as the membership charges will increase to Rs 999 from the 31st of October.
Prime is designed to make your life better every single day. Tens of millions of members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In India, Prime members enjoy unlimited free 1 day and 2 day delivery over 11 million products online, free standard delivery without minimum purchase, exclusive deals on bestselling products and [...]
The Amazon Great Indian Festival is on and lightning deals are a great way to save some bank on all the important tech you would need. iGyaan brings you the top tech lightning deals on Amazon right now.
HP Odyssey 15.6 Inch Laptop Backpack
If you are on the lookout for a new laptop backpack and are bored of the monotonous laptop bags, then take a look at this HP Odyssey laptop backpack. It has a green accent and a lot of compartments for all kinds of tech that you might carry. From your earphones to big headphones, thus bag will fit them all.
Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Speaker
Available in six different bright colours, the Sony [...]
Another Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale is here and as always, iGyaan brings you the top tech deals on smartphones right now.Honor 8 Pro
Competitively priced, great performance, big battery, and a dual-camera setup, the Honor 8 Pro was launched as a competitor of the OnePlus 5. The Honor 8 Pro has 5.7 inch 2560 x 1440 px display which is ideal for media consumption via VR. The Honor 8 Pro has 128 GB of storage along with 6GB of RAM. The Honor 8 Pro runs on the Kirin 960 chipset which is an octa-core chip – four high-performance Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four low-power Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz. The phone also has a large 4000 mAh battery [...]
Amazon has launched the first ever waterproof Kindle E-Book reader. The new Kindle is a new version of the Oasis, which was launched last year and it has IPX8 waterproof reading. The Kindle Oasis is up for pre-orders in India, and will start shipping from the week of November 13. The new Kindle Oasis is priced at Rs 21999 for the 8GB variant and Rs 28999 for the 32GB variant (Wi-Fi + free 3G).
The new updated model of the Oasis has a six-week battery life and a slightly larger 7 inch screen with a 300 ppi. Amazon claims that the new display is brighter than the one on last year’s Oasis. Unlike last year’s Kindle Oasis, which used a magnetic case you attached to the [...]
The smart speakers market has seen a constant one-on-one between Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home. For a while, Amazon had a US$50 alternative, the Echo Dot to the relatively expensive Echo. On 4th October, Google unveiled a smaller and cheaper alternative to the Google Home, called the Home Mini for a price of US$50. In April of 2017, the Google Home got the ability to recognise different voices in the home and have personalised responses. Amazon has announced that Alexa can do the same thing.
This basically means that if there are three people in the house and you ask Alexa to call a friend, Alexa will look through your profile your contacts by recognising the [...]
As we approach the festive season and the end of the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale, we bring you the top smartphones and tech accessories deals you can avail right now.Moto G5S Plus
The G5S Plus has a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 px display. The fingerprint sensor sits below the display and can double up as a single-navigation button as well and the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The highlight of the device is the 13MP dual-camera setup with an f/2.0 aperture. The dual camera captures Bokeh, and selective focus shots, along with other capabilities of background replacement and exposure management. Under the hood, the device has the Qualcomm Snapdragon [...]
Earlier in the month of September, it was reported that Amazon will be launching its Prime Music services and Amazon Echo Dot in India. Now, Amazon has launched three smart speakers from its global lineup in India at a starting price of Rs 4499. In order to purchase any of the devices, customers need to request an invitation on Amazon’s official listing for the three devices namely, the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus. The company also announced that it will soon be launching its Prime Music service in India.
Bringing voice assistants to India is always tricky because of the diversity of accents from one part of the country to another. Amazon claims that Alexa has been customised [...]
Amazon India is back with it Great Indian Festival sale as we approach the festive season. Here are the top deals for smartphones for the budget shopper in you.Nokia 6
The Nokia 6 has a 5.5 inch display with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 px resolution. The phone has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The rear camera on the Nokia 6 is a 16 MP shooter with dual tone LED flash, whereas, the front camera has an 8 MP sensor with auto-focus and a wide-angle lens. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage.Lenovo K8 Note
he Lenovo K8 Note features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 px display with a pixel [...]
As the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale begins, here are the top tech lightning deals that are on right now. The time frame in which the deals will be active in will vary.Seagate Backup 4TB Hard drive
This Seagate 4TB storage hard drive is ideal for people who hate deleting their old data and like to carry it with them wherever they go. The hard drive has USB 3.0 transfer speeds and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds. The hard drive comes with 3 years of warranty as well. It retails at a price of Rs 22,199 but, during the sale, it will be available for a price of Rs 9,498.SoundBot Bluetooth Speaker
The Amazon Hardware Show 2017 showcased a lot of tech that revolved around Alexa. There were new variants of the Echo, Amazon’s smart speakers, and a lot of smart home products that integrated Alexa. Amazon is pushing really hard to make sure that everyone talks to its AI assistant in the coming years. Another huge announcement at the hardware show included BMW. BMW announced that Alexa will be integrated into BMWs and selected Mini vehicles starting in mid-2018. “It’s a complete, comprehensive set of internet capabilities that is available inside your vehicle,” a BMW executive said during the Amazon show.
The integration uses microphones embedded inside the car. With [...]
Amazon has announced a host of new devices powered by Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa during the Amazon Hardware Event 2017. Amazon’s efforts to push Alexa into every aspect of your home or office was evident during the hardware event. Here are the top products announced at the event:Echo Plus
Priced at US$149, the Echo Plus is about the same size as the original Echo from 2014 but, also acts as a smart home hub with second-generation far-field voice recognition and enhanced sound. The Echo Plus uses Zigbee as a low-power way to extend its wireless range and can control more than 100 smart home devices in the market via voice, without any apps required. The [...]