The answer to this question is now yes, Alexa can now replace Google Assistant on your Android! This is something I have wanted for a long time because frankly I hate saying “Okay Google” or “Hey Google”, I mean who wants to call anything Google?
For the most part Alexa on Android works pretty well but a couple things to note. Hotword detection is not available 😰, and on a Pixel 2 where you have a gesture to activate Google Assistant that gesture will not launch Alexa.
For me this is for the most part happy days as I am head over heals in love with Alexa and this not brings her with me throughout the day. Have any of you experimented with Alexa on your phone? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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