Clone Wars — for Echos

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Mashable just wrote about how the release of Qualcomm’s new audio dev kit will open the door for new Alexa clones. However, the clones are already here.

A number of companies have already come out with audio solutions AVS devices are hitting the market. There are now dozens of varieties of Alexa speakers that are listed on Amazon now. The real issue to come will be whether these clone devices don’t have degraded DNA.

Already, there are some poor reviews for tap-to-talk devices and it’s definitely easy to build a device that doesn’t work well. The real test will be whether the market accepts these as equal to the Echo.

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