Talk about great timing! Just Tuesday morning we told you that the Wall Street Journal was reporting that Google had started to accelerate development of a Siri-esque virtual personal assistant
for Android. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S III has S Voice, a personal assistant that nearly matches Siri head to head. Now, before you can say fragmentation, LG has developed a challenger of its own
in this space called Quick Voice.
Quick Voice, which is what the feature is called in Korea, does the same things that Siri and S Voice do, even matching some of Siri's new features like opening apps. Other functions include the ability to have texts sent, calls made, alarms set, stock prices found and web searches done all by having a natural conversation with Quick Voice. The software will be sent to overseas LG Optimus devices through a software update sometime between the end of June and July.
While there is no mention of a U.S. release date for Quick Voice, considering the desire for a strong Android answer to Siri, there would be no reason for LG to hold Quick Voice back from a Stateside release.
If each manufacturer starts offering its own virtual personal assistant, the pressure will be on Google
to show what the Mountain View based tech titan has been working on in this space. With Google I/O coming a week from today
, we might get to see this sooner than later.
(translated) via AndroidCentral