EU trademark filing by Nokia suggests that it is prepping a virtual assistant named Viki
by Alan Friedman / Jan 08, 2017, 11:16 AM
If Viki is a new voice-activated assistant, she is entering a burgeoning market that includes Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana, Alexa, and Bixby. Huawei has already announced that it will include Amazon's Alexa personal assistant on its next U.S. bound flagship phone. Nokia would also be challenging Google by employing a competing assistant on its new Android handsets.
Of course, there is the possibility that Viki is not an assistant and is related to some other project that Nokia is working on. Still, the name Viki, especially spelled in this manner, certainly has the feel of a virtual, voice activated personal assistant.
source: GSMInfo.nl (translated)
Posts: 29; Member since: May 18, 2014
ViKi as in I,Robot?
posted on Jan 08, 2017, 11:27 AM 0
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I was thinking the same thing lol.
posted on Jan 08, 2017, 11:44 AM 0
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Exactly that. ^^ And it's Apple who began sueing Nokia in the first place. Nokia counter-sued Apple, and now Apple is on the losing side of the battle... That's why Mxy is so salty, as seen in post #9.
posted on Jan 08, 2017, 3:13 PM 2
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Why they trademark something in EU since they don't sell anything in EU, just like the Nokia 6. I bet it'll be a Chine only feature.
posted on Jan 08, 2017, 11:56 AM 0
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Now this is a bit of interesting information. I'm hoping that it is Virtual Assistant. Will be interesting to see how it stacks up against Alexa, Cortana, and the others. Can't wait to see the Nokia high-end offerings!
posted on Jan 08, 2017, 12:59 PM 2
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Siri, Viki, Cortana, Alexa... Starts getting a bit silly. Now I understand the decision of Google to keep their virtual assistant named just Assistant.
posted on Jan 08, 2017, 1:46 PM 0
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