Samsung might include Siri-like voice recognition service in the next version of its bada OS

Samsung might include Siri-like voice recognition service in the next version of its bada OS
Something is brewing over at Samsung on the software front. After announcing that it will increase significantly the size of its 25 000-strong software engineering department, signing a comprehensive agreement with Microsoft about Windows Phone, and hiring Cyanogen to help on the Android front, now Samsung has some big plans for bada as well.

Samsung's Lee Ho Soo, head of its Mobile Solutions Center mentioned that the company is working on its own home-brew voice recognition technology, and, since Android and Windows Phone already have such, it's only logical that it will go towards the next version of bada OS. The company is on a rolling schedule for bada, and hasn't decided yet exactly what new features will go into the new version, and when it is likely to be released.

One thing is clear, though: “It must continue to evolve. We’re doing a lot of things to provide more for users of Bada-based phones”,  said Lee Ho Soo in an interview at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul yesterday. It seems that Samsung's CEO really meant it when he said the company is working on software "harder than people on the outside think".

source: Bloomberg



1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Samsung already has used siri like software in phones currently on sale in the shape of vlingo virtual assistant which comes pre installed on the galaxy s2. Also android users have been able to use siri comparable features in their phones for nearly a year and a half now in the shape of google voice actions and several others like voice actions app. it makes sense that samsung would want similar in their bada. Of course now that apple is doing something similar by taking all already free app from their market,making it an iphone 4s exclusive to make the phone try seem like any bit of an update and then release statements that siri won't be available in many many countries for some quite some times,this of course changes everything again again

14. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hmm oh Samsung and android have had this all along? That's weird why does Samsung plan to include it in the future? There was also an article that google wants to add a Siri like service to android in the future. Are these articles mistakes? Why would they add somehing they already have.

17. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Its an app instead of being integrated into the phone. Stop acting like a smart ass cuz your not

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So why do android fans claim android has this already. I didn't know apps were part of the OS as long as its android OS. Backpedal time

30. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

if you had read propely taco islave you'd have noticed it says seeing as android and wp7 already have these features samsung wants to bring it to bada. If you actually have any industry knowledge you'd have seen that htc and samsung phones from feb of this year have voice search assistant etc already pre installed either through vlingo or google,but these were readily and fully available for android users from the market for over a year. Samsung certainly won't need to use an year old feature to try con users into thinking the galaxy s3 for example will be revolutionary like apple has to the dumb dumbs islaves with iphone 4 (s)ame

18. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Nobody seems to understand what the difference is, between vocal comands and natural language recognition... I really hope Android and WP7 will have a system as efficient as Siri soon... I like the principle, even if I don't really like the Iphone (too small...)

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

besides a slicker name, the only difference is siri is made to recognize multiple commands for the same thing while android's older system only recognizes exact phrases.

24. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You mean like the time remixfa tried to educate people on gross margins and operating margins but remixfa didn't even know where RD expenses belonged to? So remixfa continued to make stuff up. You wonder why remixfa is the village idiot of

26. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

everyone knows it but him, and certain phonearena writers

32. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yea remix really is clueless to how dumb he comes off. He's consistantly totally incorrect and won't own up to it. Not sure what Michael H's deal is that he thinks remix is objective, but then again he is an android fanboy himself.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats amazing that 3 of the biggest and most biased idiots on the site think that IM dumb. Something tells me that most of the site would dissagree and say its the other way around... no matter which "side of the fence" they agree on. Ardent, you really are one angry lil thing? Are you very short? Napoleon complex?

35. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

Taco50 you seem very silly, so I'll give you a little history lesson. SIRI was not a feature of iOS originally. IT WAS AND IS AN APP!!! In 2010 Siri was an app available for free on the app store... I know because I had it. Several months later, Apple liked the functionality and went and purchased the developer outright. They kept it under wraps and used this APPLICATION to weave into it's "revolutionary" new device. After Apple announced the iPhone 4S and SIRI combo, they pulled SIRI from the app store and shut down those of us that had been using it for a year and a half. Does that sound fair? SIRI IS NOT A FEATURE BUT ACTUALLY AN APPLICATION THAT IS BEING "FEATURED" ON THE NEW DEVICE. IT IS PRACTICALLY BLOATWARE, as it is not a true part of the OS but just an application that feeds off of the OS. If ANDROID purchased the company, it would be the same and work the same on ANDROID devices... Only difference is that ANDROID would have been upfront about what it is and that is an APPLICATION. LOOK UP EVERY FACT THAT I'VE MENTIONED AND DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DON'T LIMIT YOURSELF TO INFORMATION THAT YOU FIND ON PHONEARENA.

2. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

omfg... voice recognition?! it will be peter's voice. :)

6. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I miss peter, I haven't seen him post in a while.

19. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Alright go find him on another website and tell him if he stops being annoying he can come back. Even People who like android or ios arent as bad as him

3. iSee unregistered

I see what you did there PhoneArena! Siri-like ... it sounds that Apple invented the voice recognition technology!

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im just waiting for all the idiots to jump in here and go "see, samsung is copying again" while they dont realize that android has had voice commands for years. siri is just an app that was bought out by apple.. they didnt invent it, nor was it the first or anything else.. lol Its not "siri like"... its called "android like"

5. droid.rv

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 18, 2011


8. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Thank you. Apple gets way too much credit for things it didn't invent.

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Then why do they want to add Siri like service?

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

point.. set.. match. Thanks for being the exact idiot i was talking about. lol

27. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered


31. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

the funny thing with islaves they really do not have the awareness to know how stupid they are....its like asking a turtle to think any other way than a turtle

37. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

well I wouldn't have said copying because anyone manufacturer is allowed to update any of their features when ever they want. I would have said "closely following." I mean Samsung announces its BBM-like service soon after iPhone's iMessage and now this with Siri-like voice recognition. I don't want to make any assumptions but I feel like Samsung is watching Apple's ass a little too much/closely. I feel like they have a team for looking at what the competition offers (which I'm sure ever manufacturer has), but another team on the side that's twice as big specifically for Apple.

38. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

small difference, did SAMSUNG say "BBM like" or did Phone Arena say "BBM like". somehow, i dont think its in the actual samsung announcement transcripts, just like i dont think they said "and now we will add a siri like command system to BADA!!" phone arena said that to get idiots that think that samsung actually said that and is basically saying they are copying... to come and post and start crap.. thanks you iDiots for complying. :)

36. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

YOU ARE BRAINWASHED. Does your Mommy know that you're on the computer this late Taco50???

25. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Like the village idiot remixfa trying to show off how he thinks he knows everything like US GAAP, Reg SX, basic accounting principles, etc.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

are you still thumbing yourself up all the time? lolol your so sad.

7. LoT unregistered

i have a samsung wave and installed 2.0 leaked rom. It has vilingo integrated in the OS. it works pretty fine. I am not a native english speaker so my accent in english is very bad but still it recognize my voice correctly. I am just saying that it is very good. and i am not compairing it with any other software i am just saying it is a good software. And yes having a WAVE doesnt mean i am a fanboy or something. So please dont treat me like peter. just kidding...

9. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

Yeah ofcouse Vlingo has long time, I had it on my old Nokia N95 it's is old also on AppStore I used Siri before it was bought by Apple and it doesn't come close to what it is today; Integrated with iPhone 4S. And there had been tons on Apps that have the speech to text option on iPhone, go Google it, Apple bought Siri because they saw something more complex, just like an AI; Just go watch videos and remember it is Beta for now, yes you androids will understand Beta, I mean android it's a eternal BETA!!!!!

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