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wanghou168
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  #1779269 10-May-2017 19:31
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definitely ordering an echo show :)





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  #1779294 10-May-2017 20:03
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What is the current APK version? Is it self updating? Could someone PM me a link to the APK Please?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1779308 10-May-2017 20:30
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2.0.1050.1 is the latest. The app icon changes. If you have the app installed just click on it through the play store and it'll update for you.
This is amazing.
Calling
Messaging
Voicemail
All through the echo with an NZ cellphone number...
Your move google and Apple!!!

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  #1779309 10-May-2017 20:30
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I have 2.0.1050.1. Got it off apkpure. Dodgy as. I couldn't wait for the update via the Amazon app. We have been calling the neighbours tonight as they have an echo as well. Very entertaining.




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  #1779341 10-May-2017 20:54
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How about the power supply for it? It doesn't look like it uses a micro USB plug like the echo dot.

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  #1779343 10-May-2017 20:58
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nurcopolics: 2.0.1050.1 is the latest. The app icon changes. If you have the app installed just click on it through the play store and it'll update for you.
This is amazing.
Calling
Messaging
Voicemail
All through the echo with an NZ cellphone number...
Your move google and Apple!!!

 

 

 

Well, it's installed, but not showing in My Apps > Installed, at all. 

 

 

 

 


nurcopolics
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  #1779349 10-May-2017 21:07
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networkn:

nurcopolics: 2.0.1050.1 is the latest. The app icon changes. If you have the app installed just click on it through the play store and it'll update for you.
This is amazing.
Calling
Messaging
Voicemail
All through the echo with an NZ cellphone number...
Your move google and Apple!!!


 


Well, it's installed, but not showing in My Apps > Installed, at all. 


 


 



Search for it within play store and it should come up.
This is amazing. We are witnessing the end of the smartphone...

 
 
 
 


nurcopolics
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  #1779350 10-May-2017 21:07
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networkn:

nurcopolics: 2.0.1050.1 is the latest. The app icon changes. If you have the app installed just click on it through the play store and it'll update for you.
This is amazing.
Calling
Messaging
Voicemail
All through the echo with an NZ cellphone number...
Your move google and Apple!!!


 


Well, it's installed, but not showing in My Apps > Installed, at all. 


 


 



Search for it within play store and it should come up.
This is amazing. We are witnessing the end of the smartphone...

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  #1779434 11-May-2017 09:38
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nurcopolics:

 

 

 

 
Search for it within play store and it should come up.
This is amazing. We are witnessing the end of the smartphone...

 

 

 

Say what now? End of the smartphone, don't be daft. A Smartphone is portable, doesn't require an internet connection to make calls and is capable of FAR more than even the show could do.

 

 


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  #1779505 11-May-2017 11:20
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I am a little disappointed that it doesn't work as an intercom if all your echo's are on one account - because you call the account not the device. This means you can't for example "call downstairs echo" you can only call all echo's on your account. I hope they add some device specific capability in future. Also FYI messaging doesn't work on the TAP.

 

 

 

(edit corrected my terrible typing)


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  #1779531 11-May-2017 11:25
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smcc:

 

I am a little disappointed that it doesn't work as an intercom if all your echo's are on one account - because you call the account not the device. This means you can't for example "call downstairs echo" you can only call all echo's on your account. I hope they add some device specific capability in future. Also FYI messaging doesn't work on the TAP.

 

 

 

(edit corrected my terrible typing)

 

 

 

 

Well, that's horrible news on both counts. I was expecting it to work between two devices on the same account.


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  #1779536 11-May-2017 11:33
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OK, so the calling/messaging feature can work for anyone, all they need is the Alexa app to be installed on their phone if they don't have an Echo-whatever. 

 

This makes it a competitor to WhatsApp et-al but with voice support. 

 

It's not the death of the smart phone, it's another app that people need to install to make sure they can receive messages from people who want to use an Echo. I'm underwhelmed thanks to my distaste for the growing plethora of mesaging apps one needs to use so all generations in the family bother to communicate. 

 

 


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  #1779541 11-May-2017 11:36
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Disrespective:

 

OK, so the calling/messaging feature can work for anyone, all they need is the Alexa app to be installed on their phone if they don't have an Echo-whatever. 

 

This makes it a competitor to WhatsApp et-al but with voice support. 

 

It's not the death of the smart phone, it's another app that people need to install to make sure they can receive messages from people who want to use an Echo. I'm underwhelmed thanks to my distaste for the growing plethora of mesaging apps one needs to use so all generations in the family bother to communicate. 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, same. I keep getting told to install WhatsApp, Then Facebook Chat (Eww), then Slack, Band, Now this.

 

 

 

You know what everyone has, a telephone. Call me. Or Email me. 


mattwnz
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  #1779564 11-May-2017 12:26
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I have tested it on my dot to an iPhone and there is a good 1-2 second delay in the voice transmission which isn't great

russelo
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  #1779576 11-May-2017 12:57
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I wonder if you can call your own Echo at home from your phone.

 

Will the Echo ring or auto answer or not possible at all?


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