What exactly is the Amazon Echo Show series? What does it do? How does it differ from the other home hubs on the market, you may ask? This article will go through what makes the Amazon Echo Show series so spectacular & why especially the Echo Show 10, is groundbreaking.
The first Amazon Echo Show series had its release in 2017. It featured what people described back then as the latest technology & innovation from Amazon, utilizing an Android-Based software called Fire OS and Voice Command features, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi along with a 7-inch touch screen display.
This home hub display could play videos, play music and display photos using the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant. It could also conduct video calls using Skype & Amazon Echo’s built-in ID to other Echo users through a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The First generation of the Echo Show series had two built-in speakers allowing stereo high audio quality.
The second generation of the Amazon Echo Show series came out not long after the first generation in late 2018. The second-generation Echo featured a much bigger 10.1-inch touch screen (providing a higher resolution screen) and larger stereo speakers & the new introduction of the Intel Atom x5 series processor.
It has an integrated processor due to the android system software changes. As development progressed, more features were added, needing a larger, more powerful processor to provide a seamless operation to its end-users. The second generation also had a ZigBee Wi-Fi chip integrated to provide further connectivity between access points.
Between the third to 9th generation Amazon Echo Show, there were not many changes, mainly size variations and processor changes to suit different size bodies. The main difference between all generations was the Android development of the Fire OS.
Fast-forward 3 years from the first-generation release of the Amazon Echo Show series & innovation has advanced so much that you could not possibly imagine that it could be this advanced three years ago.
Innovation at its core.
The Amazon Echo Show 10 is not shy about innovation. It implements features into its design never seen before in the market. It now integrates artificial intelligence at its core development, providing the end-user with an immersive experience. The artificial intelligence built into Alexa’s software, the virtual assistant, provides the user with clearer voice commands, allowing users to ask more to Alexa and enables Alexa to show more to the user than ever before.
Not only is Alexa more integrated than ever, so are the add-on third party products supported by Amazon Echo’s. More than 140,000 products currently supported by Amazon’s Echo range, and by the way technology advancement is going, consider that there will be far more being developed as we speak. These add-ons range from lighting to security-based products (cameras & sensors), to home appliances (power points, bells, coffee machines) and much more.
How the Echo Show 10 differs from competitors
The Amazon Echo Show 10 differs in a way that none of its competitors have even imagined. The new features’ integration is to suit a busy, moving, fluid person’s lifestyle habits.
The Amazon Echo Show 10, the latest generation of the Echo Show series lineup, is serious about its virtual assistance & accessibility. As mentioned before, the first generation of the Android implemented Amazon Echo Show would allow access to Alexa’s virtual assistant to show things like photos, play music or videos & video call people.
The new Echo Show 10 does much more than just show. It also moves with you. But wait, move? Like physically move with you. Well, technically, yes! The new Echo Show 10 has “combined audio and computer vision algorithms.”
This is an integration of software design that moves according to where the sound comes from using smart sensors. In standard voice sensors, sometimes the sound may not be accurate according to the environment it’s in (walls may deflect sound differently, foreign objects next to sensors may not record sound accurately); This is where Amazon’s smart developers come into play. Keep in mind the motor moves side to side on a belt/gear system for seamless rotations.
With the Echo Show 10, the developers at Amazon combined sound source localization (SSL) and computer vision (CV) to give accurate readings. The sound source localization provides acoustic-wave-decomposition and artificial intelligence, which learns to determine the direction of noise using computer vision algorithms. Computer vision algorithms can identify objects, define objects & field of view, to help better the sound quality by avoiding reflections.
The computer vision algorithms can also use artificial computer vision intelligence to represent shapes in dot data points better to identify objects (using shading, coloring, shapes, landmarks & edges) within milliseconds.
What does this all mean in more straightforward terms? The Echo Show 10 can pinpoint what objects look like and can find you using its photographic graphing methods. It can also determine what will interfere with the sound quality & can filter it accordingly.
Why should I consider this?
Well, there is a lot of reasons why you should consider the Amazon Echo Show 10 with its rotating base. If you are a person who regularly uses their virtual assistance to video call friends/family rather than staying in one spot & not moving, move freely and let the Echo Show 10 follow your lead. If you use the virtual assistant to make a new recipe, cook while watching as the Echo Show 10 follows your movements. Finally, another useful application for this motor system of the Echo Show 10 would be for security.
Ever wonder if there was a break-in? Alexa will warn you of it. Well, now you can see if it’s just the dog who got into the house as Echo Show 10 will rotate the inbuilt camera to where the foreign moving object is; This will provide you with the peace of mind that your home is safe.
From the first generation of the Amazon Echo Show to the 10th generation, many advancements are apparent. One of which stands out not only for Amazon but from its entire competitors, and that is its AI-controlled motor rotation movements. Should you consider getting the Amazon Echo Show 10? Because of its finest innovation packed virtual assistance, We think you should!
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