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Alexa India Head Puneesh Kumar on Why It’s Not Available on Many Phones

Alexa turns three in India, and Gadgets 360 talked to Puneesh Kumar, Country Leader for Alexa, Amazon India to learn more about the way that Amazon's smart assistant has grown in India, and what is coming next. “Voice is the future,” says Kumar on the cusp of Alexa's third year in India, explaining that over the last one year, interactions on the smart assistant have grown more than 67 percent, and 85 percent of the PIN codes in India have purchased Echo smart speakers. Alexa's footprint has expanded exponentially and 50 percent of India's Alexa users are said to come from non-metro cities. Kumar says that the company is working on bringing vernacular language support but there's no real roadmap chalked out yet. He also answers why Alexa is not available on many smartphones and touches u

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