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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, 10:38 5

7. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Nobody is copying Siri, let all iFans know. It's now a lame excuse. Siri was an App like all other voice apps. So pls, no one is copying Siri. It's all called innovation, if yo competitor has something, u will also want to have it as well. End of story, or else there would be no Mac Pros and Air's, no iPad. All these devises are copies of someone else's inventions. So pls, someone who thinkings S Voice is a copy of Siri is plain stupid and knows nothing about innovation and the world of competitive marketing and the industry.

Apple fan, but I ain't stupid and one sides, I just luv technology and seeing other manufacturers innovating, cos at the end of the day, it benefits us the consumers.

I hate stupid ppl. It's easy and cheap to think, it don't cost a thing. But I guess stupid ppl let others thinking for them. There I said it. What?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:49 3

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


why so serious?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:36 6

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


lets put a smiiiiile on that face :)

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:48 1

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


wanna know how i got these scars?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:54 2

14. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


you guys never admit the obvious, you know if apple didnt come out with siri, google and samsung wouldnt try to make their own personal assistant.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:04 1

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


oh please ever heard g Google X? or the AI capable of Reading lips? or Google telling how much they want to build the start tech computer witch is also an assistant? or how they decided voice was a great input method for text? oh please....

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:25

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


apple BOUGHT siri. The only benefit of them not coming out with siri would be that we wouldn't have to continually here how Google is trying to emulate it, even though Majel has been under development for quite some time.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:36 2

21. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


you're missing the point. why is google accelerating the producting of their personal assistant?siri. why is samsung branding their voice command on the galaxy 3 which we all know they already had on the galaxy 2?siri

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:37 5

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


why do trolls never get new lines or lines made in reality?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:44 1

26. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


trolls? oh yeah thats new

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 18:19 1

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


And ur 1 of them.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 18:28 2

98. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Why because i state my opinion just like everyone else, or is it because I like iPhone's?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 19:01 1

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


That's right... so don't use or bye Fruit products,
or-else ule be criticized and humiliated...

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:45 4

27. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And, why is Apple going with a larger screen? Android

Why are they developing a stylus? The Galaxy Note

Why did they implement a drop down notification shade? Android

Why are they adding integrated maps/navigation? Android

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:49 2

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


i dont think apple is bringing out a stylus with the new iphone.

and really? its not hard to develop a pen that doesnt write anything.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:58 3

31. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, they're developing a stylus to use with the iPad. Considering that Steve Jobs said that a stylus = fail, where do you think that idea came from (six months after the Note launched)?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:01

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


lol silly me. my apologies. that makes more sense now.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:57 1

30. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


larger screen is quite obvious, but whos gonna suffer because theyre rapidly increasing screen size?android. i read that aplle filed for a stylus patent in 2010 which was before the note was revealed. youre right about the notification, but it wasnt always integrated.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:04 4

33. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Large screen is obvious now that Android made it popular. Prior to this year, SJ and the Apple faithful said that anything larger than 3.5" was a fail, was useless, was stupid.

I don't know what you mean "it wasn't integrated..." What wasn't?

And, if you want to interject that Apple filed for a patent for a stylus in 2010, then you should also take into account that Google was working on Majel (now assistant) since well before the iPhone 4s was released.

In fact, that's the reason Apple bought out Siri, and rushed it to release as a half-baked Beta (remember when people claimed that Apple didn't release Beta software, only finished, polished product?) To be first to market, so they could then claim Google copied.

EDIT: And, I just looked. Apple's optical stylus patent was file May 24th, 2012

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:17 1

38. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


ok whats going to happen when they reach a max screen size for a phone? apple will be slowing increasing size to keep consumers intrested.

Apple cancelled the first patent i guess

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/04/appl e_tablet_stylus_patent_filed_years_before_ipad_deb ut_may_boost_education_sales.html

i guess since jobs is gone they want to do it now

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:25 4

41. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


When they reach a max screen size, anything above won't sell and will die off. That's how competition works. Unless you're Apple, in which competition works by litigation.

The point is, Apple copies ideas all the time. Hell, they stole swipe to unlock off Neonode N1M, then patented it and use it to try to ban competitors for any kind of unlock. They actually claimed in court that tapping an unlock icon violates their swipe to unlock patent because a tap is just a "zero length swipe." With a patent on something they stole!

BTW, that patent you're talking about is for a simple capacitive stylus. The new optical stylus patent they applied for is for a stylus that does quite a bit more than just let you tap the screen, like the stylus for the Note.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:33 1

45. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


whatever they both are pins. if you dont patent it, its your fault, that goes for anything. it always happen.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:02 2

61. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Pins?

Yes, it does happen. However, most companies that patent an idea "borrowed" from someone else just license it. Apple tries to ban the competition. Why? Because they can't compete from a pure innovation standpoint.

Also, they're much more shameless with their claims. I don't see how any Apple supporter can not be embarrassed by the "zero length swipe" claim. Luckily, the US judicial system seems to be catching on to Apples antics.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:55 4

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


id rather them get to "max screen size" and then have to wow us with actual new features and functionality instead of making a 0.5 inch screen jump the "big new feature" of the phone. Thats pretty sad when you think about it.

Hey, only what 5 years and 6 OS's to get you a new screen size? Man, you must be pumped! And your going to a 4 incher.. that was big in like.. 2010! At least your in the right decade for tech now, right? lol

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:06 1

73. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Ok I guess you would be satisfied when your android becomes the size of a tablet lmao. You want to be the moron who looks like he's holding a book to his ear

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:35 4

74. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If its too big for me, I won't buy it. I'm not arrogant enough to say that my size phone is right for everyone. That's what an iPhone user does.

You know what looks moronic? That tiny little girl sized phone that doesn't even cover your ear. See how retarded that sounds?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 16:39 1

82. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I don't mind a 4 inch iPhone. I'm just saying that androids are going bananas with these screen increases. I'm just saying I wouldnt buy a phone just because of it screen size. If I was into androids I would buy the new Xperia phone instead of a galaxy 3. I would not only buy it because it's smaller, I would buy it because it looks better.

Why do you need a phone to cover up your ear? All you need is the speaker. There's no need for a phone to cover half of your face. Have you ever heard of radiation?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:11 1

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


this sh*t is bananas. B*A*N*A*N*A*S!!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 16:20 3

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


theres a big difference between holding a tablet to my ear and waiting 6 years for the darn thing to jump from a measly 3.5 inches to 4 inches. Typical nut job.. ya cant keep from going to extreme. My personal happy spot is going to be between 4.3 and 4.8 depending on how much bezel there is. The note is nice, but i think its just too big for me.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 16:57 1

84. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Ok here you go again thinking that apple is trying catch up with android. Personally I wanted the 4s to have a larger screen, I got it because I upgraded from a 3GS.

I knew you max screen size would be 4.8 because of the galaxy 3, I bet you're going to get the galaxy 4 when it has a 5 inch screen.

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