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

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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11 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

This is it.

2. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Anybody know the timings for google I/O?

7. derricob

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

9:30am PDT today.

11. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

3. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Anybody know the timings for google I/O?

4. jaafar2k

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

One nail to apple coffin Gaint leap for innovation

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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?

6. Killer_Instinct

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

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

8. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

9. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

10. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 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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