Google is Fast Tracking its Siri Competitor

While there are a myriad of Siri knockoffs available on Google Play — formerly the Android Market — Google still lacks an official Siri-like service for its mobile operating system.

That could change in the near future, however, as the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is fast tracking its development of a Siri competitor for use on Android-powered smartphones.

Google, meanwhile, has accelerated plans to launch its own Siri competitor that would work on Android-powered devices, people familiar with the matter have said.

The report does not divulge any additional information about what Google has planned, but it would make sense for the Mountain View-headquartered company to accelerate its development of a voice assistant feature to compete with Apple and Samsung.

Apple has made numerous improvements to bolster the Siri experience in iOS 6, making the personal assistant more knowledgeable about movies, sports, restaurants and more. Samsung has also launched its own Siri-like service called S Voice on its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone.

[WSJ via 9to5Google]


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