At CES 2017 MediaTek Showcased the Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and Echo Dot. If you are wondering why are they Showcasing Amazon Products? Here`s Why.
Well, many might not know that Amazon Alexa devices are Powered by MediaTek chipsets!
MediaTek Inc. is a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company that provides chips for wireless communications, High-definition television, handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers, navigation systems, Etc
They are the #1 Chipmaker for Voice Assistant Devices. By combining the power of the cloud with reliable, natural voice recognition, MediaTek Voice Assisted Devices (VADs) are quickly becoming the hub of the smart home devices.
Over the Years, MediaTek and Amazon have collaborated to power some of the most exciting connected devices and modern AI assistants available today.
Amazon has been its partner since the inception of Fire tablets that were launched in September 2014, with the Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HD Kids Edition.
“Over the years, MediaTek has proven itself to be a leader in fast, capable and efficient SoCs and our successful relationship with Amazon is a testament to that success,” said Joe Chen, Executive Vice President, and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek.
If you are interested in experiencing the Capabilities of the Mediatek Chipsets, You could get yourself an Amazon Echo Dot, which is quite affordable and has a lot of Features.
Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular smart speaker Series, The new Echo dot 3rd Gen Speaker has a fabric design, an improved Speaker Output – Just Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, check the weather, See Scores, Book a Cab, Set alarms, Control compatible smart home devices, and more.
The Echo Dot uses a MediaTek MT8163 Chipset, A highly integrated SOC which incorporates the latest 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore Processor, which Supports 3D graphics (OpenGL ES 3.1), 13MP ISP Camera, High-definition 1080p video decoder, Etc.
Amazon Echo Dot Physical Overview
The Echo Dot 3rd Gen is a Compact Smart Speaker which looks quite Cool, It makes an amazing showpiece, the Blue Led light which glows when Alexa Listens to our commands gives it a stylish look.
Echo Dot streams music from Amazon Prime Music, Gaana, Hungama Music, Saavan and TuneIn – just ask for your favorite song and Alexa would Play it.
The Echo dot 3rd Gen has Powerful Microphones which can pick up voices from across the room & even in noisy environments, or while playing music, It has four microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation.
With Alexa you can also order products via Amazon, Just Ask Alexa to add the Desired product to Cart and Place the order. Alexa has more than 15,000 skills and counting. Skills add capabilities to your Echo device. You can create your own personal skills and custom responses with the Alexa Skills Blueprint.