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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, 13:55 4

67. remixfa (Posts: 14582; 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: 13139; 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, 16:20 3

77. remixfa (Posts: 14582; 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, 16:39 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 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.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:15 3

87. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Nokia had it before the Note

igonrants wil be ignorants

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, 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, 22:40 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, 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 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, 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, 11:41 3

25. tedkord (Posts: 13139; 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, 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, 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, 15:00 1

71. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; 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, 12:38 2

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


Then they innovate for who? Martians?

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, 12:45 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, 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, 16:18 3

76. tedkord (Posts: 13139; 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: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


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

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:17 1

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


Apple never inovated nor revolutionized or evolution anything. They are patent skms.....!

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