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Maluuba now available in the U.K., Ireland and Australia [video]

by: Kristofer WoukOctober 1, 2012
We've talked about a lot of Siri alternatives for Android, but one that we haven't yet mentioned is Maluuba. Until today it was only available for customers in the U.S. and Canada, but today Maluuba extends its reach to the U.K., Ireland and Australia.
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Nuance envisions a non-so-distant future in which smartphones are always listening

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 24, 2012
Ever heard the old saying, "the walls have ears?" Apparently smartphones have ears as well at least if Nuance has its way. Okay, so voice communication with a smartphone isn't anything new, but Nuance is hoping to take things up a notch. The company has already begun active work with chip companies to create a chipset that would allow phones and tablets to wake themselves up from sleep mode and start answering your voice-based questions.
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Robin updates to version 2.0, gets new commercial [video]

by: Kristofer WoukSeptember 23, 2012
We looked at Siri competitor Robin for the first time just a few months ago, but it has already made its way to version 2.0, getting a visual makeover in the process. Will the new look and new features finally give Siri a run for its money?
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Lexee lets developers incorporate SIRI-like speech control to any app

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 15, 2012
A company called Angel has recently launched a platform called Lexee, which lets app developers incorporate speech control into just about any application. Currently focusing on the enterprise market, Lexee "goes beyond the usual voice assistant" and actually lets businesses "talk" to their customers through an interactive voice interface.
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Nuance’s Nina will provide an off-the-shelf Siri-like speech interface to apps on any platform

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 7, 2012

Nuance is offering a simpler way for enterprises, businesses, and application developers to feature speech recognition in their apps. Nuance is the same company behind the Dragon Naturally Speaking line of speech-recognition apps for PCs, and the Dragon Go and Dragon Dictation app for smartphones. With Nina, Nuance offers an SDK and a set of APIs that enable companies to build on the technology.

Through the Nina platform, app developers can now integrate voice-control into their apps meant for business, such as customer service or banking apps, which also includes biometrics and security.

Nina is a cloud-based service that runs off of Nuance’s servers. [...]

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Google Now vs Siri – Jelly Bean search defeats once again Apple’s voice assistant [video]

by: Chris SmithJuly 17, 2012

One of the Android features Google overhauled in Jelly Bean is the Google Search app. The company redesigned the app to offer, faster results and included an advanced, Siri-like voice recognition-based search software that lets users perform queries by asking them to the phone instead of typing them. Moreover, Google added a special Google Now feature that’s ready to assist with various daily actions and activities, as long as you’re willing to trade off your privacy to use it.

Android fans already know that by now and they have probably seen plenty of comparisons between the new Jelly Bean Google Search and Siri, with the later being [...]

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Google Search vs Siri: Apple’s assistant can’t match the power of Google’s Search

by: Chris SmithJune 30, 2012

One of the main Android 4.1 Jelly Bean highlights is without a doubt the new Google Search, an app that has been completely redesigned to offer Android device users quicker results and an improved overall experience. The new Google Search app now has an advanced voice component and offers a Google Now feature that can be used as a personal assistant when having to deal with various day-to-day activities. Therefore, Jelly Bean has its own voice-assistant, and while it’s not called Majel, as we would have expected it to be named, it definitely does its job.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster decided to put the two to the test in a Google [...]

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HTC not making voice app for dogs, Scooby says boohoo

by: Bams SadewoJune 23, 2012

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.

Ruff-Ruff-Bark-Woof-Ruff. Use this feature to translate that to English. twitpic.com/9z9lmc #fridayfun

— 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 [...]

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LG Quick Voice virtual assistant official, to take on S Voice and Siri

by: Chris SmithJune 20, 2012

More and more companies are looking to bring voice recognition support to their devices, especially smartphone and tablet makers, complete with advanced virtual assistant features. Samsung has S Voice, a feature available only on the Galaxy S3 at this time and seen as the company’s response to Apple’s Siri assistant and today LG announced its own similar “intelligent voice recognition” software called Quick Voice.

LG’s virtual assistant is apparently scheduled to hit various Android smartphones part of the Optimus family, such as the Optimus Vu and Optimus LTE II, which are getting Quick Voice in June and July, respectively.

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Introducing Robin, a new speech recognition app aimed at drivers

by: Gary SimsJune 18, 2012

A lot has been said about Apple’s Siri, including some interesting remarks by Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. There are those who love it and those who, how can we put it, those who aren’t so keen. But everyone agrees that voice control and “talking” to our mobile devices is the future.

For Android users, there are a number of different apps available and the new kid on the block is Robin. Designed for drivers, the main functionality of Robin revolves around navigation, traffic, parking and gas (petrol) prices. But its makers, Magnifis, have also added in some knowledge about Twitter, reminders, and even the occasional joke.

Robin [...]

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