Google is planning to expand the already existing voice recognition software in Android that allows the users to carry out actions in their natural languages just like the functions of the Siri app in Apple iPhone. The company is in plans to add a feature that can process the natural language to the Google's Voice Actions that exists on many Android phones.
Voice Actions will allow the users to command the phone by speaking out keywords like “send text to”. The updation in the software will allow the app to respond to the commands in the natural language just like Siri of Apple.
The feature is named Majel and it is expected that Google will use it to search queries and will then incorporate the other commands like controlling the phone and the app actions. Majel is likely to be released by the end of this year or within the first quarter of the next year.
Apple launched the iPhone 4S in October 2011 and it was equipped with the voice assistant Siri that attracts more users due to its ease of use when compared to the rivals. Siri allows the users to send messages, set reminders, make calls and various other things. The updates on the software allows the users to perform various tasks like sending messages to even checking the stock prices.
The Google rival, Majel developed for the Android devices will surely be useful and this will help the users to make use of the Siri functionality in their Android device itself. This might rise the sales of the Android devices and bring about a stiff competition to the iPhone.