Now that Jelly Bean, Android 4.1, has been released to developers and made available as a custom ROM, reports are coming in from all over the web on just how great it is. Naturally, I had to find out for myself. So how does Jelly Bean stack up? Even as a developer preview, compared to ... Read More »
Last year we reported that Google was working on a secret project codenamed Majel that was meant to be a direct response to Apple’s Siri. A trusted source told us a working Android app was already in testing and we thought it could debut in December, but then Alexia Tsotsis of TechCrunch reported that ... Read More »
Last year we reported that Google was working on a virtual assistant for Android in response to Apple’s Siri. Later we learned that the project was codenamed Majel when one of our sources told us it was already in testing and a possible launch was imminent. For months no new details were ... Read More »
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There has been a lot of discussion on our site about Siri, Iris and even Google’s upcoming Majel, but how does Android’s current version of voice recognition software stack up against the competition? Motorola seems to think that Google Voice Actions is already better than Apple’s Siri and has a few videos ... Read More »
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Nuance has a long history of working with high-quality voice recognition and input technology for mobile devices. Not only is Nuance the backbone of services like Apple’s widely praised Siri, they also provide their own products. Dragon Go! is just one of those products, and today it’s finally available for free on the Android Market.
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Soon after the announcement of Apple’s feature of the year, Siri, Dexetra released its Android counter-app, Iris. Even though it only took 8 hours to make, and it is in alpha, the app became highly popular. Whether this is due to its stirring name (read it backwards) or its fun uses, there is no ... Read More »
In the relatively new natural language, voice-enabled virtual assistant industry, Nuance is an old player. Not only does the company provide their own voice-enabled software for multiple mobile platforms, they are the backbone behind Apple’s Siri. Clearly, Nuance saw the potential in natural voice powered applications before they were all the rage. But with today’s ... Read More »
A couple days ago we posted about Majel, and now some more tips are starting to come in. We compared Majel to Apple’s Siri voice assistant because that’s how it was described to us, but the project could be much larger than we initially imagined. Read on for new details and some interesting quotes from ... Read More »
Several weeks ago I received a request to review a new app called Alfred, which was described to me as “Pandora for the real world.” That sounded pretty cool, so I installed an early build of the app and planned to write about it last week.
At the very last minute their PR firm ... Read More »