With Apple making big changes to Siri in iOS 6 it looks like Google wants to take over the personal assistant game. They’ve long been rumored to be working on a Siri competitor named Majel, but a swing-and-a-miss on a rumored launch window at the end of 2011 had us a bit worried.
Google have begun to accelerate development of Majel, if Wall Street Journal’s sources are to be believed. And we now have a bit of an idea as to why it’s taking Google so long.
They report that they want Majel to be so much more than Siri. They want Majel to be the personality it’s named after more than just a nice-sounding lady who delivers the weather and makes your appointments for you.
We’re not exactly sure what they’re planning to do but we imagine it’ll be very cool regardless. There’s no telling if we’ll see this at Google I/O or not, but we are keeping our fingers crossed and holding on tight for hope.