Google to accelerate Android Majel voice assistant development
Well now it appears now that Apple has let it be known that with iOS 6 Apple’s voice assistant has been given new features, it seems that this has spurred the Google guys to accelerate the development of their own voice assistant for the Android platform, previously rumoured to be called Majel.
According to the guys over at Ubergizmo by way of an article on the Wall Street Journal, recently sources have now revealed that Google has accelerated the development of Majel, which was originally rumoured for launch back in 2011 but didn’t surface.
Apparently the reason for the Google Majel voice assistant’s delay in hitting Android is because the Google guys want Majel, which is apparently named after the wife of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, to be more that its rival, Apple’s Siri.
Of course just when the Android faithful might actually see Google Majel come out to play is another matter, but considering Google I/O 2012 kicks off soon in San Francisco, perhaps Google’s Siri competitor will make an appearance during the event.
Apple has Siri, Samsung delivered the S Voice assistant with the Samsung Galaxy S3, so perhaps it’s time Google brought their own voice assistant out to the game, guess we’ll find out for sure when Google I/O kicks off and if so whether it will be up to tackle Siri in the mobile space.