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WSJ: Google speeding up development of Siri-type personal assistant for Android

0. phoneArena 19 Jun 2012, 10:24 posted on

A story in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal discussing the smartphone eco-system ends with a few comments about the voice of iOS, Siri; according to the report, Google is looking to develop more than just a knock-off of Apple's virtual personal assistant...

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posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:30 21

1. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


who is copying who again?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:38 19

6. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Just look at iOS 6, almost all its features were ripped off on Android..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:40 1

8. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i know. what i said was full of sarcasm. nice wasnt it?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:39 6

24. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They all ripoff each other os stop nagging droidheads

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:17

113. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Wondering if facebook integration was a part of Android...Sony was first to integrate facebook deeply in their mobiles...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:05

119. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I think HTC Sense was the first to integrate Facebook and Twitter in Android deeply. Could be wrong though.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 02:20

118. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


well almost all of android's features were ripped off maemo and symbian but these don't matter do they

it's competition try make new features while making up for other features that other phones have

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:43 13

9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


my god! everyone steals! every OS influences another OS just as much as anything else. stop this copying arguements. it's pointless.

apple is just a jerk for suing and suing, but in fact when they steal from others, they don't sue. that is the only issue.

they only counter sue

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:47 1

11. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i dont steal. so your statement is deemed invalid.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:12 6

35. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


you are deemed a tool

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:09 2

85. kyp5035 (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


apple is suing everyone cause others are copying, and iphone came first then android came not the other way

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 21:07

106. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Okay came first, did they stop updating? Copying is happening on the update.
One thing there is nothing like copy, everyone builds their own version.. Just an idea overcomes..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:54 2

57. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Google. lol

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:11

86. GENARAL-LEVY (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Apple exroxing others and cleptomanias..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:32 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Expect to see more development on all fronts - this is the benefit for consumers of Apple making good on Steve's threat to go thermo-nuclear on Google for releasing Android. Apple is releasing Maps. Google is releasing a Siri competitor. And the consumer wins.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:32 4

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Did we forget about Majel? Google has been developing that for a very long time.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:44 4

10. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Majel sounds better than Siri IMO

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:53 4

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know, people have forgotten that Google has been working on Majel with the Google X team for a long time. Apple beat them to the punch because they bought Siri from Nuance. No development from Apple there.

I have a feeling that Majel will be better than & will be able to do more than Siri.

+1 for you!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:22 4

39. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


No development because they bought it? I guess Google did no development with android since they bought it.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:48 10

55. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Same old taco50. Google bought Android YEARS ago. Of course Google changed everything BEFORE it was released. That is called DEVELOPMENT.

Apple sees Nuance's product. Apple buys it, then slaps an Apple logo & calls it Siri. THAT is NOT development.

Apple NEEDED to do that because without Siri the Apple iPhone 4S would just have been an Apple iPhone 4 with a dual-core chip.

taco50 PLEASE try just a little bit harder. lol

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:56 5

59. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


He's trying hard that's the problem... He has nothing to work with so he's just spewing nonsense.

Typical...

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:03 5

62. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know, it's starting to not be fun proving taco50 wrong, these days.

It's like taking a beer from a baby! lol

I love your avatar pic. +1 my good man!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:21 4

63. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I've pretty much given up even responding to his posts, it lost it's entertainment value awhile ago...

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:50 3

65. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yup. i just throw a random insult at him to keep some entertainment value. Of course, the little hippocrit baby reports every post I make, so i get my usual email warning when he cries wolf.

The same old generic and lame fanboy arguments get old after a while. Is it a sign of good things for us when all the trolls are still repeating crap from like 2010? lol.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:48

64. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


dont forget the postcard app they added ;)

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:02 1

72. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Taco, I already explained to you google bought a blackberry like OS. Than they completely redesigned it. I am sure that they, like apple were in some ways in spired by the prada and other touch screen phones, but in the end they developed a powerful and succesful os. Apple on the other hand bough Siri, changed some of its answers an if you trust the co founder of Apple who actually came up with thier original ideas, made it worse. So google developed android while apple undeveloped Siri. Buying something and changing the entire product to make it successful is innovative, buying something and making it worse is not.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:12

121. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You wasted your time. Taco will still find a way to disagree with you even though what you said is the cold truth.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:22 1

18. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think this is what the WSJ is referring to. I'm wondering if we'll see something at Google I/O. Not that it's gonna "change everything"... I am fine not talking to my phone. Of all the 4s owners I know, none of them use siri.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:36 5

4. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I'm pretty sure this will be better than Siri.. Google is more of an innovative compare to Apple (who bought Siri and messed it according to Apple co-founder Steve Woz).. Just look at Google Project Glass..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:37

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


hope is an actual full featured assistant that could hang on its sensors is more connected with other devices and the internet and provides actual support based in info it has gathered from you and acts a bit of its own, more like on the words of an actual assistant with an actual AI instead of a pre program ed thing that needs your input to be relevant instead of a

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