Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Android answer to Siri

I've been reading a lot lately about an answer to the iFruit company's Siri app. According to the buzz Google is perfecting a product to be called Majel that will be a real competitor to Siri.

The best description I read was in Android and Me and it states:

"Majel is an evolution of Google's Voice Actions that is currently available on most Android phones with the addition of natural language processing. Where Voice Actions required you to issue specific commands like 'send text to…' or 'navigate to…' Majel will allow you to perform actions in your natural language similar to how Siri functions."

Of course, there are already a slew of other Siri alternatives available on the Market. I personally haven't tested any of them but recommend anyone who's interested in voice control to check them out.

This is just one more example of the iFruit company taking existing technology and getting the press and the fan boys to make it sound like something new. Steve Jobs must be very happy wherever he is, his marketing machine is still running smoothly.

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