Technology that backs Apple’s Siri could soon wind up in Samsung’s hands

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Apple owns Siri, but it does not own the company with the technology behind it. The company merely owns the voice assistant’s spun out company from 2010. Nuance Communications actually developed the voice recognition engine for Siri. The voice recognition engine remains in Nuance Communications’ ownership even though it may not be for much longer.


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Siri Creators Nuance Communications Create Dragon Go! For Android Devices

Android users have been clamoring for a premium Siri-type program to grace Android devices. Sure we’ve seen an alternative here and another one there, but it seems as though users have wished for the minds behind Siri to come out and develop something for Android officially, not just any developer. Users’ wishes and prayers have been answered as Nuance Communications— the same developers behind Siri— have created a personal assistant app exclusively for Android users called Dragon Go! Nuance Communications outlined it best when it comes to the purpose of Dragon Go!:

“With Dragon Go! you can do more in less time like buy movie tickets as you walk into the theater, go shopping at local boutiques while you wait for your nails to dry, settle a bet at the breakfast table on the square root of Pi, or plan and invite guests to that night’s happy hour – all with just one ask of Dragon Go!”

It’s pretty straightforward too. Just ask it a question and the app will use its servers to provide a solution. Heck Dragon Go! will direct you to services that provide streaming media, social networking, shopping and other online content such as Spotify, Wolfram|Alpha, Yelp, YouTube, AccuWeather, Ask.com, Dictionary.com, ESPN, Facebook, Fandango, Last.fm, Pandora and Twitter.

The app is available for free for owners of any Android 2.1+ device. If you want to see the app in action before you download it, checkout the video below and then scoot over to the Android Market link or use the QR code to be on your way to having more productivity after the break.

 

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