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Amazon's Alexa digital assistant has largely been limited to the company's own hardware.

Yesterday one Twitter user received a pop-up when opening his Amazon shopping app for Android.

For the unaware, the company had already made Alexa available for iPhone in March, i.e., a few months ago. The events, run by Amazon and sponsored by Intel, will teach developers through hands-on learning experience focused on building skills in programming for Alexa devices to create everything from smart home apps to games.

Looks like Alexa was just added to the Amazon app for Android!

Similar to the version of Alexa that ships with Amazon's range of Echo devices, Alexa on mobile can perform several voice-activated functions, such as answering basic questions or giving daily news via the Flash Briefing feature.

There was no official announcement from Amazon's end, but it has confirmed Alexa as a feature on the Amazon app.

The main Amazon app's massive userbase is a great way to reach potential Alexa/Echo customers who otherwise have Siri or Google Assistant at their disposal.

The update should be rolling out this week, bringing the functionality up to par with the iOS Amazon app.

Users will be able to take full advantage of Alexa integration on their Android handsets. It, however, did confirm Alexa's arrival on Android to TechCrunch.

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