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LG takes aim at Apple’s Siri, Samsung’s S Voice with ‘Quick Voice’

Zach Epstein
June 20th, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Samsung saw Apple’s Siri voice assistant on the iPhone 4S as a potential threat and was quick to respond. Growing pains aside, the company’s “S Voice” solution brings some Siri-like functionality to the Galaxy S III and it can be quite useful in a number of situations. LG on Wednesday announced that it too will bring a Siri competitor to Android devices. Dubbed “Quick Voice,” LG’s solution will launch later this month with somewhat limited functionality. It will only have access to 11 apps including email, phone and calendar, though it will also be able to search the web for weather, stock quotes and other information. Quick Voice will arrive in a software update on the Optimus Vu “phablet” this month, and will be added to the Optimus LTE 2 in July. LG’s machine-translated press release follows below.

LG Electronics, Intelligent Voice Recognition “Quick Voice” launched
  • – “Girls need you on YouTube” videos without any additional actions available to watch 
    – “Kim Lee walked to the phone say” immediate phone call 
    – write letters, browse the Web, including a brief conversation sentences of natural language processing unit

(Seoul = News Wire ) June 20, 2012 – LG Electronics (066,570, representing Buddhist本joon, ) in the words of the user running the command, or a simple conversation with an intelligent voice recognition Service “Quick Voice” features are presented. “Quick Voice” service when using the smartphone features, voice telephone, letters, address book, alarm, calendar, including 11 applications can be run. Another voice maps, weather, stocks, including web search, you can perform a natural conversation between your phone and use can be made. “Quick Voice” to take advantage of a specific person in your address book when sending letters “to Kim Lee 7 Seoul to send him down to the letter until this, “button without entering a separate ‘gimdaeri’ characters sending to is possible. The “on YouTube Girls I need you,” he commands, you on YouTube Girls videos at a time can be seen. “Quick Voice” The strength of the ▲ sentence by sentence of natural language processing ▲ ‘specific domains + the term’ once ▲ run on a series of questions include handling. “Quick Voice” in the existing speech recognition service large numbers of new features have been applied.Phone is turned off when the screen ‘quick notes’ key, press and hold “Quick Voice” function is executed. The name and phone number in your address book can also add a new sound / vibrate / silent phone settings, etc. You can control the voice in Korea market through personalized service of a particular one can check the lunar calendar dates. For example, “in June 2012 with lunar day is 20 days?” When you say, “May 2012 1, 006,” he tells the corresponding lunar date. “Quick Voice” features the end of June “Optimus view ‘to ​​upgrade is applied through in July, “Optimus LTE Ⅱ ‘services will be even. LG Electronics MC machangmin division vice president of marketing for South Korea “through upgrading” Quick Voice “feature added for our customers to provide a better user experience keen for effort, “said” LG million more users to experience a differentiated UX, do our best to post-administration, “he said. 

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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