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Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Android apps | 0 comments

Google’s Siri is not Majel, it is Assistant !!

Google’s Siri is not Majel, it is Assistant !!

An artistic view of Siri on Android As per our previous report on Google’s version of Siri in making called Majel , it seems Google have decided to go simple with the names as Tech Crunch reports that the new feature might be named as Assistant serving its purpose. It is supposed to posses more features than the Apple‘s Siri, Google is expected to have complete control of all the layers involved and it also has plans to open it for developers. According to Tech Crunch, the project is being taken care by the Android team of the company with the help of search engineer Amit Singhal.  The project has three parts according to the report, 1. Get the world’s knowledge into a format a computer can understand. 2. Create a personalization layer – Experiments like Google +1 and Google + are Google’s way of gathering data on precisely how people interact with content. 3. Build a mobile, voice-centered “Do engine” (‘Assistant’) that’s less about returning search results and more about accomplishing...

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 in Android apps, iPhone, Videos | 0 comments

ISRO Bhuvan mobile app gets updated now supports orientation change

ISRO Bhuvan mobile app gets updated now supports orientation change

ISRO Bhuvan mobile application by Indiandragon for Android gets updated to version 1.3. This map application based on ISRO Bhuvan – Indian Earth Observation Visualisation project of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The app now supports seamless orientation change. Some of the improved features are, 1. Seamless orientation change 2. Loading bar 3. Smoother scroll 4. Early notification system Since the ISRO Bhuvan site from which this application fetches data is still in Beta, ISRO Bhuvan mobile is also in beta. Check out the video demo of ISRO Bhuvan mobile (Note : This video is of Version 1.1 (beta)) You can grab ISRO bhuvan mobile for free from Android Market  : ISRO Bhuvan Mobile...

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Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Android apps | 0 comments

Siri’s rival is here, beware of majel for Android

Siri’s rival is here, beware of majel for Android

Google is all set to release a voice assistant for android as a  rival for Apple’s siri in coming weeks. Siri has gained attention world over as an intelligent voice based personal assistant but also plagued by frequent outages and security issues. Google is weary of the fact that siri may soon take on the search giants profits in the mobile space, so it is working on  secret project codenamed Majel in its secret GoogleX Labs. Google will combine its established search capabilities with the new voice assistant to provide android users with personalized results based on voice inputs. The project is named majel in remembrance of the late actress Majel Barett Roddenberry who provided the computerized voice for the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek. Google will provide this new technology as an update to its existing Voice Actions app which makes calls and other actions based on voice inputs from the user. Google announced recently its plans to acquire Clever Sense, a startup which made the famous restaurant and nigh club recommendation app based...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Android apps | 0 comments

Android Market blocked in China, till ?

Android Market blocked in China, till ?

Google‘s rough time with China seems to get better day by day, the lastest being Android Market being blocked in china. Blocked in china (link) a website which checks for blocked urls in china has confirmed the report. Chinese Android users has faced issues with Android market long since 2009, they have now started using alternatives to android market such as local app market through which they get many free applications for their android mobile. Google’s  rough relationship with china has been attributed to the recent hacking attempts by chinese government on US officials, which has been denied by the chinese government. With Google’s major competitor in china Baidu coming up with its own mobile Operating System ‘Baidu’ which is rumored to be based on Android, google is on verge of loosing its ground in china completely. The google + (plus) social networking platform  remains blocked in china along with Facebook and Twitter on the Great Firewall of China (GFW)....

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