Google Aiming To Launch Siri Rival Before New Year

Google is working on a rival to Apple’s Siri software that could be with us before the New Year, according to reports. Android blog AndroidandMe reports that the program, codenamed ‘Majel’ is currently in development and could be launched as a direct rival to Apple’s Siri by the end of 2011. The app, which takes its name from Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, better known as the voice of the Federation Computer from Star Trek, is thought to be an evolution of Google’s Voice Actions, currently available on most Android handsets. However, Majel is expected to add natural language processing to the software, […]