Siri may be the most hyped up feature of Apple’s new iPhone, but Google isn’t going to let them stand alone. New rumors are suggesting that the Android team is currently constructing a competitor codenamed Mejal. Its main purpose would be to build on the current Voice Actions by allowing natural speaking, making voice on Android a much simpler task. We may even see it by the end of the year.
The current Voice Actions may help some people get by, but it’s nothing special. Users have to speak out the command, like “Navigate to the mall” to give directions to the nearest mall. Mejal would fix that problem, by allowing users to speak more naturally, like “I want to go to the mall”. This natural speaking is exactly what Google needs to compete with Siri, and could probably bring it to many more people. Anyone looking forward to “Mejal”? Is the current Voice Action enough? Let us know in the comments!
via Android and Me