Rumors: Amazon plans to release wall-mounted Echo with 15-inch display

Amazon is working on a number of new devices, including Echo with 15-inch wall display, soundbar, new

Echo Auto technology and wearable devices. According to the source, some of them may appear in the near future at the company's event on September 28.

The most attractive product will representis a new Alexa-enabled Echo with a display size of about 15 inches. The device, codenamed Hoya, can not only be placed on a stand, like a regular Echo device, but also mounted on a wall. It will serve as the center of a smart home to control lights, cameras, locks and other devices, as well as show the weather, timers, appointments, photos and much more. The device is specially designed to be placed in the kitchen, displaying recipes and cooking videos on YouTube as you use it, as well as allowing you to watch Netflix and use other applications.

The company may also announce itsown soundbar, codenamed Harmony, which will accompany the famous line of TVs under the Amazon brand. Unlike third-party soundbars with Alexa support, it will have a front-facing camera and support video calls from TVs, similar to Facebook's Portal TV.

Finally, it is reported that the company is developinga new version of Echo Auto (codenamed Marion). Presumably, the updated version will have a new design and will allow devices to be charged using inductive technology. Amazon is currently working with Ford to bring Alexa to 700,000 vehicles, but the company appears to be partnering with other automakers as well.

Also in development are new Echo speakersfor 2022 and wearable devices for children and the elderly (the latter with fall detection). It is also said that the company is creating special processors to improve artificial intelligence, as well as new technologies that will help Fire TV, Echo and other devices work better together.

Source: bloomberg

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