Will Majel voice Google's Siri rebuttal?
Google may soon launch a new, more sophisaticated voice assistant for Android devices that can respond to natural language commands, claims tech enthusiast site Android and Me.
Codenamed Majel after the late Star Trek actress Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who provided the voice of the computer for all of the later versions of the popular science fiction TV series, the new voice assistant could launch as early as January or February.
If the report holds true, Majel would be an upgrade to Android's current Voice Actions app, which lets you make calls, send emails, search the web, get directions and perform other actions via your voice. But in its current incarnation, Voice Actions relies on preset voice commands in contrast to Siri, which lets you converse more naturally.