WSJ: Google pushing up plans to launch Siri competitor

When the 4S was announced, it brought a slew of new features with it. Arguably its biggest enhancement was Siri, the digital personal assistant. While still in its beta version, Siri has proven itself to be more than a novelty. “She” can dictate messages, schedule appointments, and find you information, all just by asking. Other companies, although some already having voice control, started trying to reinvent the way they were doing it. One of those companies is Google.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is looking to accelerate its plans to launch a Siri competitor for its Android devices. While many Google based phones have voice control, whether it be dictation or app opening abilities, Google wants to push a more unified and marketable software product. Although the plans were to release the “Google Siri” in Q4 of this year, “people close to the matter” have confirmed that the release has been pushed up. Most likely to help compete with all the stiff competition.

Lets face it, love or hate Siri, you know what it is. It’s incredible to see the amount of influence one company has been able to obtain. To be able to ”scare” other companies into pushing up there product releases just to stay caught up really says a lot about the heft Apple has to throw around. To be honest, I’m excited to see what Google does. I think it’s great for competition and helps keep the technological market moving forward. So I am definitely all for it.

What do you guys think? Would you be interested to see what Google does? Chime in down below.


Via: WSJ   Image: TechnoBuffalo

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  • boom1234

    This and last nights Ms announcement is great and hopefully will push apple to do more.

  • DarrenButz

    I’m all for this, considering I have an Android lol. I probably wouldn’t care as much if Siri were on my iPod Touch though lol