Amazon Alexa gets Amitabh Bachchan, Samsung Galaxy Z gets Alia Bhatt; and Counterpoint's Neil Shah on Google's smartphone strategy

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Amazon has rolled out India's first celebrity voice feature on Alexa with the country's best known movie star Amitabh Bachchan. Indian customers can choose to add Bachchan's voice to their Alexa voice assistant on Echo devices or by pressing the mic icon on the Amazon shopping app (Android only) for an introductory price of Rs 149 for one year. Samsung has signed Alia Bhatt as brand ambassador or its Galaxy Z. And in our tech conversation today, Neil Shah of Counterpoint Research analyses Google's smartphone strategy