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Google Assistant getting accelerated development

Ever since Siri for iOS was first announced we've seen countless similar apps arrive on the Google Play Store. Google themselves have even had voice actions long before Siri was even around, only in a much different manor. Since then we've heard various reports that Google is working on their own service called Google Assistant -- also known as Project Majel -- and apparently the development has just been fast-tracked.

Samsung S-Voice back and working on all devices

When the awesome developer community managed to share Samsung's new Siri rival called S-Voice with the world it was short lived. Samsung quickly killed the possibility for most and restricted devices access to the servers required to use the voice-guided service. Today however we are hearing things are back up and running again, for all smartphones.

Google “Assistant” coming late 2012, will best Apple’s Siri

Google has had what we all know as "Voice Actions" long before Apple's Siri came along, it just wasn't shown off on the same big stages and bright lights of commercials. Since then, Google's been working on what rumors and reports have called Project Majel -- a Siri-like voice assistant similar to the current voice actions only better. New details are starting to leak that might have also confirmed the name.

Dolphin Browser adds Sonar voice control

The best third-party browser for Android just got a little better. Taking a cue from Ice Cream Sandwich itself, the latest Dolphin Browser update adds a host of voice control features all rolled into a system called Sonar. Far from just translating your voice into text (which you could already do by combining the standard Android keyboard with any text field) Sonar adds browser-specific commands to its interface, allowing for more precise touch-free control. You can download the latest version of Dolphin Browser HD for free in the Android Market.

Google applies for patent, brings voice controls to Google TV

Google has some big plans for Android and our homes. With lots of discussion lately of a Android@Home project under way and more we are now seeing some information that Google has applied for a patent to bring Voice actions and Siri-like voice controls to our living rooms and Google TV. Put down that remote, let Google and Android do everything for you.

Android Siri alternative Iris partners with ChaCha for info database

Ever since the iPhone 4S was announced and Siri shown off we've been seeing all sorts of movement in the world of Android regarding voice recognition and other similar software or applications. While Android has had its own Google Voice Actions for a long time Iris has emerged as a great Siri alternative. Recent reports are now suggesting Iris is about to get a whole lot better soon.

Swype Beta updated with Dragon Dictation for voice and support for 50+ languages

Swype has just announced another update for their popular keyboard and users taking part in the BETA can enjoy it right now. The last update was back in November and brought a few awesome new features but this newest update is even better. Swype has now add Dragon Dictation for ultimate voice control and TTS (Text to Speech) since being bought by Nuance. They've also added support for over 50 languages and more.

Siri’s Android competition is called Cluzee

If you are an Android user wanting to get some Siri-style action onto your Android device a new app has launched that will do just that called Cluzee. It's sort of like the alpha app called Iris we talked about a few days ago. The app allows you to speak normal phrases and it will then goes out and do what you tell it to. The app is described as an intelligent personal assistant. The app will respond to all sorts of spoken queries such as "what is my schedule like today."
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