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Google’s Answer to Siri, Codenamed ‘Majel’

Written on December 15, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Google's answer to Apple's voice-recognition assistant Siri is codenamed 'Majel' and is said to launch before the end of the year.

Google is reportedly working on an answer to Apple’s Siri, the project codenamed ‘Majel’ is named after Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and best known as the voice of the USS Enterprise’s computer.

The project which is currently in the works is an improved follow up to Voice Action, Google’s voice-recognition assistant that relies on preset voice commands.

While no official release date has been given, Google is said to be working around the clock to finish and launch the project before the end of the year.

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What You Need to Know About iOS 5 — Final Part

Written on July 02, 2011 by Adam Eve

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On the last part of GADG's "What You Need to Know About iOS 5" series, know what other cool features to expect and what's new with AirPlay, Exchange, accessibility front and more.

At long last! GADG is here to bring the last part of our feature preview for iOS 5. In this article, we will talk about the rumored voice features, the split keyboard, accessibility front and other features that users must anticipate.

More answers on your even more burning questions are posted after the jump.

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Will Apple Finally Update Voice Commands on Rumored iOS 5?

Written on March 30, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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We won't get any iPhone 5 or iPad 3, but rumor mill begin to churn out something juicy for the mythical iOS 5: Voice command updates.

The Apple rumor mill has churned anew, as fruit followers believe that the company’s long-overdue iPhone voice commands are getting a much needed update on the iOS 5 this fall. Of course, this has yet to be confirmed by the company itself. But given how ancient iPhone’s voice command is compared to Google Android’s, the rumor may not be a far-off reality.

Over the past year, Apple acquired a personal assistant application called Siri. The app can look up places to go, and things to do along with travel information and even the weather conditions. More importantly, it utilizes voice commands. According to TechCrunch, Siri is now being deeply integrated to the iOS.If this happens, iOS’s voice commands will act more like some artificial intelligence that responds to voice.

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