Samsung might include Siri-like voice recognition service in the next version of its bada OS
Something is brewing over at Samsung on the software front. After announcing that it will increase significantly the size of its 25 000-strong software engineering department, signing a comprehensive agreement with Microsoft about Windows Phone, and hiring Cyanogen to help on the Android front, now Samsung has some big plans for bada as well.
Samsung's Lee Ho Soo, head of its Mobile Solutions Center mentioned that the company is working on its own home-brew voice recognition technology, and, since Android and Windows Phone already have such, it's only logical that it will go towards the next version of bada OS. The company is on a rolling schedule for bada, and hasn't decided yet exactly what new features will go into the new version, and when it is likely to be released.
One thing is clear, though: “It must continue to evolve. We’re doing a lot of things to provide more for users of Bada-based phones”, said Lee Ho Soo in an interview at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul yesterday. It seems that Samsung's CEO really meant it when he said the company is working on software "harder than people on the outside think".