It seems the fight for domination in mobile world has switched to the virtual voice assistant territory. Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S-Voice are facing new competitors almost every day. The latest comes from non other than LG and is named Quick Voice.
The Korean company its own speaking assistant will support 11 apps when it is launched, including voice call, text, contacts, alarms, calendar, voice maps, weather, stocks, and web search.
As you know, LG had recently announced that it will put all new tablet development on the back burner, in favor of smartphones.
Good news is that Quick Voice will not be restricted to a single device. The software will launch on the Optimus Vu later this month and on the Optimus LTE 2 next month, when both handsets receive an upgrade to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Sad news is that Quick Voice will be available only in Korea, initially. And the company hasn’t specified a timeline for its world-wide release.
The idea is to interact with your smartphone in an easy way just by using your voice. It will be interesting to see if Quick Voice will be able to do what Siri does better than Siri itself. Searching for local business, for instance.