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HTC Edge Sense starts getting Alexa support, feature to go live on U11 next week

HTC has pushed out a new update to the Edge Sense app that brings along a couple of changes, key among which is support for Alexa. This means that U11 users will now be able to launch the digital assistant by squeezing their phone.

@LlabTooFeR HTC #edgesense updated to support @amazon Alexa, and HTC account got an update. (Updated today but released days ago) pic.twitter.com/j7Ud5RMaeM

Chengming Alpert (@ChengmingAlpert) July 13, 2017

A user who received the update said despite installing it, things aren’t working as they should.

What’s new for #edgesense: Alexa added but I haven’t figured out how to use (OTA required maybe?); New animation of #edgesense feedback pic.twitter.com/fE4BcjLkVa

Chengming Alpert (@ChengmingAlpert) July 13, 2017

That’s because the feature isn’t officially live yet – HTC USA confirmed in a tweet that U11 users will be able to access Alexa on their units starting July 17.

Your #HTCU11 is about to get a new personal assistant. pic.twitter.com/oZ62kgHqON

HTC USA (@HTCUSA) July 14, 2017

The Twitter user also shared a video demonstrating the other change – new visual feedback style – the update includes:

New #edgesense feedback animation. More intuitive. #HTCu11 pic.twitter.com/5l2aLOFCMx

Chengming Alpert (@ChengmingAlpert) July 13, 2017

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