Five highlights from Amazon’s Echo Show announcement you may have missed
Amazon just formally revealed the Echo Show, its newest Alexa-infused product that, for the first time, adds a screen to the mix. But in the flood of information about the new device, chances are you might have missed a few of the more interesting details about the screen touting virtual assistant.
Echo skills, not apps
Despite the seven-inch touchscreen on the Echo Show, it’s strictly not a tablet. The Echo Show is built to run Echo skills, the same as the audio-only Echo speakers. (Developers will be able to add visual components and direct video links to existing skills.) So you wont be able to run Amazon’s own Fire OS apps, much less anything from the Google Play Store. And while Amazon’s hardware chief Dave Limp confirmed to Wired…