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Google to Introduce Siri Competitor for Android

by Mark Hearn | June 19, 2012June 19, 2012 10:30 am PDT

Samsung Galaxy S III S Voice 2Ever since Apple introduced the iPhone’s digital assistant Siri back in October, just about every mobile platform has been flooded with clone applications. Recently, major players in the mobile industry, such as Samsung, have tried to compete with custom¬†Siri-like applications. Samsung’s option, for example, is called S Voice.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, however, Google is working on a virtual assistant of its very own that phone and tablet makers will likely be able to take advantage of. While there’s no mention of a planned release, it wouldn’t surprise us if this new feature was announced during the upcoming Google I/O developers conference. Perhaps this new function will be incorporated into Android Jelly Bean, which is the next version of Google’s Android operating system.

Google is also partnering with ASUS to introduce a budget-friendly Android tablet, which is expected to make its debut during Google I/O. Thankfully, the event is just over a week away; whatever the search giant has in its pipeline is likely to be revealed in just a matter of days.

[via: The Wall Street Journal]


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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