First-gen Amazon Fire TV to get Alexa support
Amazon is bringing Fire OS 5 to early Fire TV which means it will work with the Alexa software used in the Echo. Previously only the 2nd generation Fire TV ran Fire OS 5 so this is a move by Amazon to extend the latest OS and Echo support to earlier devices.
Fire OS 5 also means the older Fire TV sticks will work with Bluetooth accessories.
Amazon Echo can now get you pizza
Due to a deal with Domino's Pizza, the Echo can now order you a pizza by voice. Once a Domino's custtomer account is linked to the Echo saved and recent orders can be made by speaking them to the Echo.
Google Play to handle podcasts soon
Even though there are a number of Android podcast apps, a leak shows that the default Android music app, Google Play, will be able to handle podcasts soon. The leak appeared on Twitter but the tweet was soon deleted.
Some Android users apparently already have the podcast support in Google Play for some reason.
HTC loses $101 million
Beleaguered HTC lost $101 million as shared in the company's latest quarterly performance. The loss is attributed to the poor performance of its flagship smartphones. This is the third quarter in a row the company has posted a big loss.