the Operator MTS has announced the launch of its own voice assistant named “Marvin.” The first virtual assistant has become available in mobile applications for iOS and Android. Later he settled in smart columns, the company said in a press release.
overall, “Marvin” can do everything the same as other “smart” guides: play music and audiobooks, search the web, enter events in the calendar, read the news and weather, tell stories and control of intelligent household appliances.
In the future, new integrated into other services. “In the near future it is planned to expand the list of features the ability to make voice calls to any mobile subscribers, integration with the TV set-top boxes, new sensors, smart home system and a number of services and devices,” the company said.
“Smart” column with “Marvin” will be released later. However, MTS were promised that the first batch of several thousand units will be distributed to the Moscow subscribers for 1 ruble. Participants will be selected at random.
the Device will get six microphones that can pick up voice within a radius of six meters, frequency range 40 Hz to 18 KHz, support for Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Air Play and Bluetooth EDR, and the battery for Autonomous operation. The timing of release and the price of new items not specified.
Competition in the Russian market of “smart” devices with voice interface grows. Yandex 2018 sells “Yandex.Station” and other devices with “Alice” and Mail.Ru Group in April launched her column “Capsule”. They will soon be MTS, and there are rumors that Sberbank also wants to release a similar product.