The South Korean LG is said to be working on a high-end smartphone with always-on voice commands. The phone will launch in 2014. According to Gotta Be Mobile, the new technology will allow users to operate the handset without even touching. Further the report says the makers could use Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to power the device.
Tech vendors such as Apple, Google and Samsung have already launched devices with respective voice -on commands feature. The Cupertino-based Apple recently added in-car options to make its digital voice assistant - Siri, a better communicator.
At this year's WWDC conference, Apple Vice President Eddy Cue, said that many automobile companies such as Honda, Mercedes, Nissan and Ferrari, among others, will likely to integrate iOS into their cars. Although, GPS navigation systems are still there, but in the recent times smartphones have taken over dedicated navigation devices. LG's upcoming voice commands feature may prompt many more car makers to take advantage of this feature.
"In one example, users can speak a voice command to tell Google Maps to pan around and switch views. Users can also tell Google Maps to zoom in or out. This is different from existing voice solutions, which are based mainly for searching, launching apps, and dictating. The navigation of the Android OS by voice will be a new user experience for some people."
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is a new age processor. Many tech vendors are planning to use this processor in their upcoming devices. Its benchmarks results are out. It is at par with Nvidia Tegra 4 processor in some tests.
With LG prepping to Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to power this above mentioned navigation friendly handset; there's another competitor to beat Siri. It would be interesting to test LG's always -on voice commands handset. Stay tuned to GizBot.