HTC working on a Siri-esque app?

HTC working on a Siri-esque app?
Is HTC working on its own personal assistant?

Is HTC working on its own personal assistant?

A tweet sent out by Taiwan based manufacturer HTC included what appeared to be a dog having a conversation with a Siri-type app. Of course, most canine's are limited in speech to answering who wore number 3 on the New York Yankees, and what part of the house you see when you look up. HTC jokingly reminded dog fans that the back and forth between Rover, Lassie or whatever the dog's name is and the virtual personal assistant is not real.

So what is the point here? Is HTC working on a Dr. Doolittle app? Seriously, though, is there an underlying reason for this tweet or is HTC really working on a virtual personal assistant of its own? It might just be that HTC has thrown us a bone here, so to speak, but we would rather not have to guess at what the manufacturer's intentions are.

source: HTC

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32 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Reading that exchange between SPOT and the personal assistant was funny.

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Siri a wortheless app huh?.. next up is Moto

4. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yep, still worthless

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

oook still in denial ..

6. Santi_Santi unregistered

still a sheep... nothing is gonna change right? thats the point...

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ohh please dont make this about me..

9. Santi_Santi unregistered

dont worry, if you dont want to make this conversation about you, you should better keep playing with your iPhone and leave the news alone...

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

weak comeback... anyways..did you stutter?.. I mean your name.. but ok u will be gone tomorrow..

21. legion77

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

being a sheep is better than being a cunt ... u pathethic cuntdroid fanboy

30. angelesmec unregistered

wake up!

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they just use Siri as a buzz word to get trolls in here to read the article. If the article simply was "HTC to make improvements to its voice command system", would you have read it? no.... i didnt think so

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well it back fire because the only Apple troll is me but the fandroids.. are almost all of them here and we know you guys dont troll right?

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

nah, your not the only iNut here... your just the only one with name brand recognition. I wasnt going to post on this article, heck I didnt even think about opening it until the conversation markers started going, then I wanted to see who was having the food fight.

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"nah, your not the only iNut here... your just the only one with name brand recognition." LOL! :D

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Just because manufacturers find it useful doesn't mean users do. They're doing this probably just to attract the iCrowd who think voice commands are exclusive to the iPhone. I have a Galaxy S3 for almost 2 weeks and haven't touched S Voice other than to turn it off when I double tap the home button.

3. Santi_Santi unregistered

wooof wooof bark!

11. wendygarett unregistered

Bah... Meh... :)

29. angelesmec unregistered

predator vs prey? ^_^

10. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

So from now on I guess every voice assistant will be Siri-wannabe. This is pathetic as these features has bn on these fones,4 like, ever. If only I could wake uP one day and ppl had stopped compering every voice assistant to Siri or calling it a copy of Siri. #IfOnly

12. wendygarett unregistered

Dog fans vs sheep fans :)

13. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well...I feel bad about how oem try to follow trends...Android already have a voice command system...which works fine...its not interactive as siri but is good enough to follow commands...I am sure many people around me at work have iPhone4s...never ever saw/heard anyone interacting with Siri...its more like a fun feature of iPhone than a usable...but still its best known imlementation till now in a mobile device...credit for this should go to original developers of app and then Apple for its marketing. Now, google should try to collabrate efforts between various oems for features like this...so that they all can work together for mutual benefit...just a recent example I can think of...If anyone have interest in cars will uinderstand...toyota and subaru together developed a car and they are selling it under their own brands (Toyota GT-86, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ)...cost of development is reduced and they are enoying benefits of each other's knowledge.

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Google voice sucks , Android already recognized, is widely known that fandroids dont recognized even if it hits them in the face.Google voice.. lol. so bottom line fandroids go against Android.. right..

16. chadrick0814 unregistered

Did nuance suck???

24. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, it sucks but at least they made it themselves and not just buy it from someone and claim they made it. Besides, it works pretty well now, especially with vlingo and the whole array of other voice assistant available.

25. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Certaiinly...you don't know what is google voice...do you?

34. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well I tried to talk to google voice once but it never understood me.. Siri does.. nothing wrong with that

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gallito, we barely understand you while your typing. I cant imagine the horrors that google voice has trying to understand you. :) :)

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, Siri is the first voice command app ever.....

18. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Siri is not the first. I think Nokia had one before that.

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is not the first but so far is the best.. nobody remembers second best... btw.. the jetsons had it first

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