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WSJ says Google is to unveil Android Jelly Bean with Siri competitor at the I/O conference

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WSJ says Google is to unveil Android Jelly Bean with Siri competitor at the I/O conference
WSJ chipped in with its own sources what's in store for Google's I/O conference that starts today, and which traditionally sees a new version of Android unveiled, along with some new devices.

Besides a $199 Nexus tablet made by Asus, which is all but certain by now, the WSJ confirms that the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will feature a "voice-activated assistant, similar to Apple's Siri", which we may have heard about as the Majel project.

Google is also reported to give some good news for developers regarding G+ and Wallet, allowing them to build their own apps on top of its social networking and mobile payment services.

As for devices, besides the cheapo Nexus tablet, the gang from Mountain View is expected to unveil that elusive home entertainment device, which can stream music wirelessly to your home stereo and eventually web video to your TV, which would be a pretty interesting competition to Apple's hockey puck, especially if you can manage it with your Android device. The streaming gizmo is said to sell through various electronics retailers and in Google's online store.

source: WSJ

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 03:17 1

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


This is it.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 03:20

2. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Anybody know the timings for google I/O?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 04:10 1

7. derricob (Posts: 24; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


9:30am PDT today.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 10:06

11. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


https://developers.google.com/io

live streaming

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 03:21

3. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Anybody know the timings for google I/O?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 03:21 6

4. jaafar2k (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


One nail to apple coffin
Gaint leap for innovation

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 03:23

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5876; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder how long for JB to make it to the current high-end Android handsets (like RAZR, OneX, EVO 4G LTE, GS III, etc.)? I imagine the Nexus will see JB pretty soon, but what about the others?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 03:48 3

6. Killer_Instinct (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


That's the issue of the carriers and OEMs not GOOGLE

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 06:17

8. joaolx (Posts: 356; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


First they say smartphones shouldn't be personal assistants because of Siri and now they're launching a personal assistant like Siri. I mean, I like google a lot, but I don't understand this.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 06:19

9. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


If this new voice assistant is integrated with Google search and other Google apps, this could be insane.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 09:41

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


JB probably wont come to my S3 till around the time the S4 is bout to come out smmfh..... and whats gonna happen to my S-Voice once "Majel" is released smmfh some more

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