LG working on phone with 'always-on voice commands': Report

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LG working on phone with 'always-on voice commands': Report

The Korean smartphone maker LG has been making a lot of waves in the mobile space over the last one year. It has launched a slew of interesting smartphones over the last one year, including its flagship LG Optimus G and LG Optimus G Pro. The company has already announced that it sold 1 million Optimus G Pro smartphones in South Korea alone and is upbeat about the outlook of this smartphone in other markets as well.

 

LG is also in process of strengthening its low-end and mid-range portfolio through its LII series of smartphones. It now seems that the company is also looking at adding extra functionality in its future smartphones.

As per a report by Gotta Be Mobile, LG is currently working on an Android smartphone that will come with always-on voice commands. This service is said to be especially useful in the cars where handsfree voice navigation is essential.

In one example, users can speak a voice command to tell Google Maps to pan around and switch views. Users can also tell Google Maps to zoom in or out. This is different from existing voice solutions, which are based mainly for searching, launching apps, and dictating. The navigation of the Android OS by voice will be a new user experience for some people.

 

The website also suggests that the Koran smartphone maker will be looking at packing in Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in this smartphone to power the always-on voice capabilities.

However, the report is contradictory in terms of when the phone will be launched. Initially it says the phone will be launched in 2014, but later it goes on to state that "it's still unclear when LG intends to launch this phone".

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