Rumors have emerged about Google’s Siri competitor, Majel. Majel will be a virtual assistant that is very similar to that of Siri on the iPhone 4S. Majel will perform tasks such as manage calendars, tasks, send text messages/emails, and more.
Majel’s name comes from the Federation Computer from Star Trek, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. Majel will be voice controlled like Siri, but will lack Siri’s “fun personality”. Google is aiming for an accurate, fast personal assistant to get work done, not to goof around. While Google already has a voice command system, Voice Actions, Majel will be its successor. Rumors have it that it will start off limited just to Google searches, but more functions will follow the release.