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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, 12:30 2

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


When did anyone from Ple say anything above 3.5 was a fail?

Love how fandroid spread misinformation constantly.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:35 1

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


one, two tree! and he is out!!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:26 2

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


Haha stylus' have been around forever so it's definitely not a copy of the note

Navigation was around way before android

Larger screen? Really?! You honestly feel that's innovation? I guess Apple crushed it with the iPad since it had a 9.7" screen.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:34 3

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


yeah because you could totally use pressure sensible stylus before the note, and your phone would use only the stylus even if you touch the device screen with your hands

trolls will troll

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:15 3

87. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Nokia had it before the Note

igonrants wil be ignorants

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 22:40 1

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


sorry, I'm trolling a troll.. cant you see? :)

also can you provide the nokia device with both features? and actually useful? according by fanboy standard if the phone sold way less than the note its a void... seems to be working with the iPhone so far

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:52 3

56. tedkord (Posts: 12690; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ha. Touchscreen smartphone was around long before iPhone. Samsung is not a copy.

Don't you just hate it when your own logic damns your arguments.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:55 2

66. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 223; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


a stylus is a copy of a pen.

"navigation" is a copy of paper maps and cartographers dating back thousands of years.

larger screen? are you uncomfortable with the size of your screen? A lot of women probably dig that on a mans phone.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:41

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


my buddies asus tab has iris...lol

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:09 1

34. ph00ny (Posts: 1308; Member since: 26 May 2011)


S-Voice isn't a redressed vlingo that was included in the s2 prior to the 4S?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:44 2

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


yes but all of a sudden Vlingo stooped existing and Siri became the only think you could talk to and get things done

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:16

37. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 223; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


why wouldnt they have? they already have had pretty useful voice controls for a few years. It would only make sense that they keep upgrading them as they have been with all their core apps and functions.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 19:19 1

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


I would like to thank all of the droid bots who replied to my comment. Its nice to see that you guys put some much effort into bashing a cell phone

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 22:43 1

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


well you are posting on an android article in here.... you are the one I see crying

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:55 1

15. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Ain't google has some kind of voice assistant feature already? I always pushed that mic button on the persistent search bar and there it is.. and it's been there since i first own my desire S, i activated that by long pressing the capacitive search button when i was still running 2.3.5..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:08 1

17. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Hmmm... Interesting...
"http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Siri-Andy-Rubin-voice​- command-gingerbread-honeycomb,news-12949.html"

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:41 3

25. tedkord (Posts: 12690; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Hmmm...Also Interesting...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/08/jobs-if-you-see-a-stylus-or-a-task-manager-they-blew-it/

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/10/tablets-steve-jobs/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:55 1

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


hahahahhahahahahhahaha

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:32 3

20. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I thought Google said that cell phones shouldn't be a personal assistant.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:13

36. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


Well in order to keep up, all companies have to "borrow" ideas from one another to keep a versatile market of capable products. The idea isn't about who copies who, it's about who executes it best.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:23

40. Njayolin (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


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

I think you meant "assistant".

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:27 2

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


Apple is setting the bar again and the rest follow. S voice, Majel etc.

Tim Cook said "Apple doesn't want to be the innovator for the world"

I agree Tim. Why can't these companies come up with something original?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:38 2

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


Then they innovate for who? Martians?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:45 6

51. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Dude shut up, do you even know what setting the bar means? Buying the creator of Siri tweaking it so it will work on iOS then acting as if it's the greatest thing since sliced bread is one step shy of thinking you're God.

That is not something I would want to be quoted as saying, that Tim Cook cheeky guy. That is just him admitting that Apple doesn't innovate as much as your diehard ifans think, only in your world is whatever Apple does innovative. Then you go show how dumb you actually are but agreeing with a quote which you obviously don't have the mental capacity to understand.

Get your facts straight, Google's Android OS has almost always had voice activated abilities, even on the lowly original G1. You spew so much disgusting nonsense it's incredible that you actually have living organs in there. I usually get a laugh at your blind idiocy because even in the face of facts you still want to win to argument which usually others tend to let you carry on on your own accord. You must not get love at home be enjoy trying to get attention. Carry on as you will probably reply with a thumbs down and then some primitively concocted menagerie of words. Good luck, lol.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:47 5

53. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Apple set the bar how ?!? By purchasing a product made from another company and marketing it as an idea they came up with ??

Voice Actions on phones are nothing new but now somehow Apple has "set the bar" lmaooo

Swear Apple fanboys are brainwashed smh

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 18:29

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


And there so stupid dum clueless.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:47 5

54. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The earliest reports on Majel stated that it had been in development for three years.

In other words, for Google to copy Apple with Majel, they would have had to invent a time machine to go back and give the idea to themselves in the past.

Either way Google is more innovative.

Why do you insist in your wrongness?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:00 1

71. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


means something that existed and made it better.. innovation is not invention.. don't mix those 2 up fandroids...

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 16:18 3

76. tedkord (Posts: 12690; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Then we're in agreement. Google took the mobile OS and made it better. Samsung took the smartphone and made it better. Both innovated.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 16:33 1

81. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


agree but you better is not my better.. so we disagree again.. lol

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