#amazon just opened Alexa to all Bluetooth headphone makers

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Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is about to expand to a new class of devices, especially hands-free listening and communications. In a blog post published today, Amazon says it’s made its Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit tool widely available to developers. First introduced back in January, the software development kit was designed as a way to bring Alexa to Bluetooth headphones, headsets, and wearables. Now, with the SDK opening up, that’s closer to actually happening. Qualcomm has even released a smart headset with Alexa reference design to help manufacturers get started.

The goal here, from Amazon’s perspective, is to make Alexa an adept voice assistant for hands-free devices so you can access the voice assistant while exercising, doing…

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