Hands-on with the first Alexa-native smartphone

Originally aired: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Category: News
The HTC U11 is the first phone to offer the ability to invoke Amazon's Alexa smart assistant voice assistant without the need to manually open the Alexa app. Users can just say "Alexa" at any time. We test the phone out, with mixed results, on this episode of Geared Up. Plus, the status of the impending new iPhone and we geek out over the newly announced Star Wars Galaxy's Edge amusement park. Follow all our tech coverage at GeekWire.com and subscribe to our live behind-the-scenes videos on GearLive, youtube.com/gearlive Thank you to this week's sponsors: The University of Washington's Human Centered Design and Engineering department. Learn more about them at: www.hcde.washington.edu/ Hughes Marino, the commercial real estate company now expanding to Seattle. Learn more about them at: hughesmarino.com