LG's Quick Voice is an S Voice and Siri Challenger in Korea

LG's Quick Voice is an S Voice and Siri Challenger in Korea
Talk about great timing! Just Tuesday morning we told you that the Wall Street Journal was reporting that Google had started to accelerate development of a Siri-esque virtual personal assistant for Android. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S III has S Voice, a personal assistant that nearly matches Siri head to head. Now, before you can say fragmentation, LG has developed a challenger of its own in this space called Quick Voice.

Quick Voice, which is what the feature is called in Korea, does the same things that Siri and S Voice do, even matching some of Siri's new features like opening apps. Other functions include the ability to have texts sent, calls made, alarms set, stock prices found and web searches done all by having a natural conversation with Quick Voice. The software will be sent to overseas LG Optimus devices through a software update sometime between the end of June and July. While there is no mention of a U.S. release date for Quick Voice, considering the desire for a strong Android answer to Siri, there would be no reason for LG to hold Quick Voice back from a Stateside release.

If each manufacturer starts offering its own virtual personal assistant, the pressure will be on Google to show what the Mountain View based tech titan has been working on in this space. With Google I/O coming a week from today, we might get to see this sooner than later.

source: LG (translated) via AndroidCentral

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26 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Quick Voice looks like S Voice, which looks like Siri. Compare Siri and Quick Voice, though, and there's less similarity. I guess they alter each just enough so that the other won't sue.

2. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

so LG is now joining the party..well i dont use these apps anyway.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

When will LG stop embarrassing themselves? They got left behind in a bad way when the Android revolution rolled through the mobile world, and now they're struggling to stay relevant. They should scale back and focus more on basic phones. It's what they've always been best at. Seriously, all of their smartphones are unreliable pieces of s**t.

8. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

You must be a professional phone reviewer.

9. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

how is LG struggling to stay relevant? LG is a company of many firsts mind you First LTE Phone with HD Screen - LG Optimus LTE (aka Nitro HD, Spectrum, Optimus True HD LTE) First Phone With Wireless Charging- LG Revolution First Phone With A Full Capacitive Touch Screen- LG PRADA 1 First Dual Core Phone- LG Optimus 2x First Glassesless 3D Phone- LG Optimus 3D First LTE Tablet- LG Optimus Tab LTE First Phone with 2MP Front Facing Cam- LG Optimus Black First Quad Core Phone- LG Optimus 4x (LG announced it first, so the title goes to them. however the first commercially available quad core phone would be the HTC One X) First LTE Phone with 4:3 Aspect Ratio: LG Optimus Vu First Phone With 2GB of RAM- LG Optimus LTE 2 First NFC Capable LTE Phone- LG Optimus Tag LG Display is also the first to come up with a 5'' screen with a pixel density of 440PPI sure, not all of these devices might be great or fantastic, but many of them we have yet to see/try (eg Optimus Vu, Optimus LTE 2. Optimus Tag and Optimus 4x) but LG's new phones are more stable software wise. and if you got their older phones (like e O3D) and have constantly updated it to the latest firmware, you would have noticed they are now more stable too. LG is definitely not playing catch up nor is it trying to stay relevant. LG IS relevant to the mobile industry and if it weren't for them, we won't have so many awesome features/capabilities on our mobile devices today. this company, deserves more respect than it is actually getting

13. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Good one bro, I couldn't agree more. They are definitely pioneers, and have great ideas. Plus LG phones are getting better with each new device. People should really look past their former image...

15. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

exactly! LG deserves so much more respect and credit

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Okay, so they've had some firsts. However, the phones they sell on the US carriers have all been pretty awful-or brought nothing really compelling to the table. Their skin looks like a cheap copy of Touchwiz, and when we've sold their phones, they've gotten returned the most with issues. Most of their best stuff never makes it to the US, and even then, it'd take a lot for me to trust their quality control. In the years I've dealt with cell phones, I've seen "high end" LG phones have the most issues out of any other major manufacturer, bar none.

20. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i think the problem is with carriers. LG can offer them their phones but if the carrier decides to sell it or not is a different thing

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'd be much more interested in LG if they just improved their build-quality. I think their new lock-screen is the coolest I've seen on an Android device to date. Also, while they have a big feature-phone presence in the US, their smartphone presence here is extremely lacking compared to Samsung, HTC, and Moto. Most LG Android phones currently available in the States are low-to-mid-range devices, which I think lends to their perceived lack of credibility.

24. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Dude, you are awesome.

25. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

who me? why, thank you(:

10. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

compare your phone with optimus 4x & come back again.

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I have a Galaxy Note. It kicks plenty of ass.

19. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

no it doesnt.. i have it too. sucks worse than my Optimus 3D

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I like how you think my personal experience is completely invalid because yours is different. My Note does very well for me. The camera and screen are excellent, data speeds are fast, the OS is usually smooth, and the options are pretty good. My only complaint is that for a gig of ram, only 732 is listed as actually available, and over 400 is usually being used by the OS and background apps. And unlike Moto's app management, I can't see what specifically is chewing up that memory. It still runs fine, but it's a little jarring to see that represented in the task manager.

22. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

yours is 732? mine is 832.. but 630+ is always used -_- tbh i was fine with it and i liked it before updating it to ICS, that's when all e disappointments started. so if you havent updated it, dont do it. the battery life goes down a lot, RAM usage goes up, lock screen goes haywire sometimes and it lags a lot more..i'e sent it for repair twice! im still waiting for collection.. when i went to the service center, most of e ppl there were G Note and G S3 users.. and all the G Note users seem to be running ICS

23. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

i didn tell 4x will beat every smartphone out there but it will be hard for others to beat it and thats why you cant underestimate it so cheaply like u did...My S3 also kicks almost every smartphone out there but that doesn mean that others are "pieces of s**t"...and talk about your note i guess apart from screen size 4x beats your note in terms of performance considering the fact that you r happy with it as my lil brother happy with a nokia 5800.

4. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Definitely nice! I'd love to try it out.

5. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not sure...what is this voice command fuss...why everyone is so eager to jump...its only of importance while driving (less distraction)...otherwise...It feels weird talking to a mobile app :)

6. AbhiD

Posts: 804; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

When android already provides plethora of homescreens and widgets, i see personal voice assistant as nothing but a waste of time. it has great use on iOS as it already lacks those specific android features but android seriously doesn't need all this extra stuff......

7. wendygarett unregistered

Just because apple has it doesn't mean that you need to follow it. APPLE IS NOT THE LEADER OF THE SMARTPHONE!!!!

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

sales says otherwise....

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

why are the korean manufacturers being copyfags?

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and fandroids everywhere are still in denial that Siri is worthless.. hmmmmm Android thinks otherwise...

26. GeekMovement unregistered

I would love this phone if it came to the states, so beautiful...

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