Amazon Teases Upcoming 'Fire TV Cube' On Its Website

The project is codenamed Vesta and it could launch in 2019

The project is codenamed Vesta and it could launch in 2019

The Echo Spot has some specs which none of the above devices possess - a 2.5-inch screen and camera.

A look at Echo Spot makes it clear that this one is meant to replace your table clock. "We are excited to bring Echo Spot to our customers in India".

The Drop In feature via voice is in any case is available on all Echo devices in India including the Echo Spot, Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus.

While sources claim that the project was initiated years ago, Amazon began ramping up hiring this year, with dozens of job listings appearing on the Lab126 website in recent weeks. Also, while playing a music track, the Echo Spot displays the lyrics on the screen. What that means is that it could follow customers in parts of their homes where they now do not have Echo devices, the report adds. With the multi-room music feature, users can play their favourites throughout the home, with synchronised music across all your Echo devices. The company has also tied up with ICICI to offer an additional 10 percent cashback on purchase of Echo Spot and other Echo devices.

Two Dallas police officers shot, wounded
The male officer, who was shot in the back of the head, has succumbed to his injuries, according to a local NBC affiliate. The three injured were being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, police chief Reneé Hall told reporters.

The OnePlus 6 launch date is May 16
Interestingly, OnePlus fans can buy tickets to the launch event, similar to what OnePlus did with the OnePlus 5T launch in India. Ahead of OnePlus 6 launch, the OnePlus 5T has gone out of stock in many countries including India.

Spotify makes improvements to its ad-supported experience
The announcement was made during a recent event in NY , where Spotify provided several interesting details about its service. Some 90 million people now use the free tier worldwide, while 71 million pay for its subscription service.

Echo Spot is available in black and white for Rs 12,999 and ships immediately. In addition to the display, Echo Spot comes with a front facing camera which can be used for video calling to another Echo Spot device. This includes making calls, controlling appliances at home, and of course, browsing the web. He was particular, however, in mentioning that the Echo Spot remains a voice-first experience.

What happens when you combine the smarts of Amazon Alexa and the functionality of an Amazon Echo, then spin them around in a cube-shaped can that doubles as a Fire TV OS-powered set-top box? You can also catch up on the latest news from several news providers and watch trailers of movies you might want to watch later on Amazon Prime, Daily Motion or Vimeo.

Amazon's webpage teasing the new Fire TV Cube. The FreeTime version of Alexa speaks in a more kid-friendly way, giving longer, more detailed answers to questions like, "What's a galaxy?" and using a less mature vocabulary.

Google also recently launched its smart speaker series, Google Home and Google Home Mini, in India at Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499 respectively.

Latest News