Amazon Alexa to Roll Out to Huawei Mate 9 soon.When Huawei officially launched Mate 9, they promised the audience that soon the device would receive Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. Now, as promised by them, an OTA update would soon be releasing which would enable users of Huawei Mate 9 in the U.S. to use Alexa on their devices.
The software which clocks in at 310 MBs in size is labelled MHA-L29C567B183 and will bring support for Amazon Alexa. The rollout for this new update has already begun in the U.S. and users are already beginning to enjoy this new feature which has made life more convenient for them.
After you install this new update, you will be able to perform all commands from within the Alexa app. Other features include:
- Home Automation: Alexa will make it easier for you to manage your home even when you’re on the go by giving you the control of lights, fans, locks, sprinklers and more on your Mate 9.
- Shopping: Alexa will make it easier for you to shop better and shop more conveniently by helping you create lists, get food delivered to your home, have your favourite drinks delivered with Amazon voice shopping, CCD, Starbucks and more.
- Fitness and Health: This amazing will help you stay fit by giving you access to fitness routines like 7-Minute Workout, FitBit and Store and more.
- News: Alexa also makes it convenient for you to stay up to date with all the happenings around the world as it brings to you news ‘On the Go’.
An important point worth mentioning is that Alexa doesn’t support Hot-Word detection functionality yet, so you it won’t be possible to trigger it by using your voice. You will have to manually open the app and press the mic button to use it every time. It is believed that Huawei and Amazon might have done this purposefully to avoid possible conflicts with Google Assistant. However, users are hopeful that Huawei will add this function in future updates.
Google recently announced the rollout of its virtual assistant for devices running on Android 6.0 and above and since Huawei Mate 9 runs on Android 7.0, this has made this device the first and only device till date to have both Alexa and Google Assistant running at the same time on a phone.