Just a day after Amazon launched its Skype competitor, Chime (see our growing Chime coverage HERE), the Wall Street Journal is reporting that both Google and Amazon may be working on delivering VOIP capabilities for their voice AI devices. Some sites have gone as far as to read that maybe Google and Amazon will launch their own phones services for the devices, but that’s really not a sound read. More likely is that both will give their devices the ability to send and receive voice to used essentially as speakerphones.
Amazon originally faltered on its attempts to lure the public into using its own handsets, but with the consumer world going crazy over Alexa devices and the timely unveil of its Chime service, it seems only a very short stretch to make the capability available quickly.
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