Android voice command modeled on Star Trek voice

December 15, 2011 8:08:57 PM PST
Apple's voice-activated assistant Siri is about to get some competition from Google. Google is said to be working on a similar feature for Android phones called Majel.

It could be released in just a few weeks.

The application is named after actress Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

Her name may not be familiar to you, but maybe her voice is. Majel was the voice of the Starship Enterprise on all six versions of the Star Trek TV series. She was also married to Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry.

The Majel app reportedly will upgrade Android's Voice Actions app, which lets users make calls, get directions and perform searches.