And now Google is jumping into the fray.
At Google’s I/O keynote, the search giant unveiled the next version of its mobile platform Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The update features a Siri competitor, User Interface (UI) enhancements, and more…
Perhaps the biggest new feature in Android 4.1 is Google Now, which is Google’s answer to Siri. The voice-recognizing digital assistant can answer a wide range of questions, and it responds to them in a seductive female voice. I guess this spices up the use of Android.
However, Google Now tailors its answers and search results on the basis of your browsing history, daily routine (that it learns over time) and other personal data like your calendar info.
Other enhancements include offline dictation, which sounds interesting, active Notification Center widgets and Project Butter. Google says that Project Butter will finally make Android’s scrolling and page transitions lag-free.
Android 4.1 looks like it will be an impressive upgrade. It seems like Google is pushing the envelope with its mobile platform much more than Apple is at the moment in terms of new features.
It will be interesting to see how Apple will respond to this in October, as chances are that it has saved a few new iOS 6 features for its next-generation iPhone.
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