March 5, 2012
Google Assistant will be Like Siri, but more goal-oriented
According to TechRadar, Google is planning to launch a voice-controlled Assistant application for Android, which would focus on helping users accomplish real-life goals.
The Assistant app and 'goal-oriented search' in general will be a key focus at Mountain View throughout 2012, following last year's social endeavours, says TechCrunch.
Assistant will be instantly compared to Apple's Siri, but the plan is to 'go beyond' Apple's iPhone 4S offering, by helping you make decisions, rather than simply serving-up information.
TechCrunch sources say the voice-powered "do engine" is being developed by the Android team and will be powered by Google's own search engine, Google +1 and the Google+ social network.
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