• Report: Global Google Home shipments rose 449% in Q2 to grab the top spot from Amazon

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    A few days ago, we showed you Strategy Analytics' look at the global smart speaker market during the second quarter, which showed Amazon on top with its Echo devices, followed by Google. According to the research firm, Google had a spectacularly strong three month period with year-over-growth in shipments hitting 420%. But SA still had Amazon on top.
    Today, Canalys released its look at the global smart speaker market for the second quarter, and it too had Google racking up amazing growth year-over-year. But this report showed that a 449% growth rate in shipments of ...
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  • Amazon Could Be Planning Their Own TiVo Competitor

    Amazon Could Be Planning Their Own TiVo Competitor

    1 month ago - By Ubergizmo

    When it comes to TVs, Amazon's answer at the moment is the Fire TV. However if a report from Bloomberg is accurate , it seems that Amazon's plans for the TV could come in the form of a TiVo competitor, where the company will launch a new device that will be capable of doing some of the things that TiVo is known for. This includes recording of live TV, working around cable providers, and will also be capable of streaming videos from the TV onto a smartphone. The device is still in the works and has been codenamed “Frank”. It will also come with physical storage of its own to store the...
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  • Amazon's Alexa Can Now Pull Up Recorded Security Camera Footage

    Amazon's Alexa Can Now Pull Up Recorded Security Camera Footage

    1 month ago - By Ubergizmo

    Amazon's Echo Spot and Echo Show come with displays which makes it a useful device for watching videos. In fact both the Echo Spot and Echo Show are ideal devices if you have home security cameras as they can be used to watch live streams, but what about when you want to watch videos that have already been recorded? Unfortunately that was not possible, at least until now where Amazon has announced a new Cameras Recap API that will allow users to call up recorded footage to be watched on the Echo Spot, Echo Show, or other Amazon devices like the Fire TV or Fire Tablets. “Today, we are...
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  • Report: Amazon Working On Live TV Recorder For Fire TV Devices

    Report: Amazon Working On Live TV Recorder For Fire TV Devices

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    Amazon is working on a live TV recorder for the company's Fire TV line of devices, according to a new report out of Bloomberg which credits “ a person familiar with the plans ” for the information.
    The details on the box are fairly limited at the moment and could be subject to change, according to the report. Although, the general idea is the box will offer TiVo-like functionality to Fire TV device owners. Apparently, the box - currently codenamed “Frank” will have wireless connectivity and will offer users the ability to stream downloaded content on their smartphone. Although the...
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