Google is rumored to currently plans to launch a similar series with Siri (iPhone’s App) features to complement Android devices. The feature was named Majel.
The name Majel, taken from the name of the computer dubber in the film Start Trek, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (born Majel Leigh Hudec Monday). According to an employee of Google, on the site “Android and Me” , Majel will equal or better from Siri.
Majel can be used to interact with Android devices in everyday conversation. This feature will be powered by Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Image.
The employee, whose name is known simply as Ted, exemplifies how to use the Android tablet Majel. For example, he tells, the user said ‘ show the statue of Liberty ‘ in Majel. An application that will display the image of the statue of Liberty from the Google Image. But the same can be view-a swipe file to show the search results of Google Search annotation on Wikipedia, and its location on Google Maps.
Majel also can perform commands like sending email and opens the specified website. One of the other Google representative, who did not want to be named added, such as robots Majel will be able to speak and interact with humans naturally.
Majel will complement the action which has features voice comes first on the release of Android 2.2 (Froyo). This feature can order a smart phone to do various things, such as sending a text message, listening to music, looking for the address, email, view maps, find the website, to write notes. The difference, Majel will understand normal conversation, rather than simply voice commands that must be memorized by the user.
Mike Cohen, Manager of Speech Technology, Google, says that Google had acquired Phonetic Arts research team based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. This acquisition enables computer-generated sound more natural.
Majel is expected will be available for the latest Android devices and estimated release for January or February 2012. However, the Google Inc, have not provided an official statement.
Majel is one of the research at Google X, ”secret” laboratory of Google which developed a variety of new technologies. In addition, other projects besides Majel that is being developed at Google X is a car without driver.