Amazon’s Alexa and the Echo platform have garnered critical reviews for Amazon since it’s U.S. release last year, but has still yet to see a launch in other countries. Canadians wanting to join the Echo party have been given a nugget, thanks to almost a dozen recent job posting on the Amazon Canada web site.
The Financial Post recently discovered Amazon’s posting of 12 new positions for its Toronto offices, looking mainly for Amazon Alexa developers and managers for an entire Alexa unit.
In response, Amazon shared the following statement with the Financial Post: “Echo and Alexa are only available in the U.S., we have nothing to share at this time regarding availability in Canada.” The company added that there are people working on Alexa development around the world, so setting up a Toronto based development unit shouldn’t come as a surprise.
See this article from the Financial Post: New Amazon job postings fuel speculation about possible Echo Canadian launch
At I/O 2016 Google announced a similar smart home voice-activated assistant called Google Home. There has been much speculation about Apple also launching similar product based on Siri perhaps as early as next week during their developer conference.