It’s nice to see that there are still some companies that don’t always take themselves too seriously. There was a mild buzz on the web that HTC was going to unleash its own personal voice assistant a la Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S Voice. Though it was never explicitly said, the Taiwanese company did throw a bone by posting the picture below on its Twitter account.
— HTC (@htc) June 22, 2012
Speculations grew quickly about the top secret project as HTC enthusiasts started declaring that it’d be the best yet in the market, much to the chagrin of Siri and S Voice supporters. Canine lovers championed it, while cat aficionados spiraled into a depression due to the snub.
For all the ruckus that it has caused, it turns out HTC was just having a bit of fun – with the help of some tech blogs as its accomplice. You see, HTC has been asking fans to post pictures of their pets all week long using their HTC devices and posting them on the company’s various social media channels. That’s all there is to it. In short, there’s no such app in the making and we don’t believe HTC is coming out with its own voice recognition software.
If you’re still hoping to see HTC-branded voice assistant that lets you have a heart-to-heart conversation with your dog, you’re barking up the wrong tech company. There’s still hope that Google’s Assistant, due out later in the year, may have that ability though.