A latest Trademark with name ‘Viki’ has been filed by Nokia. The application has been spotted online and it hints about Nokia Viki being Nokia’s Own AI based Digital Assistant.
Nokia came under spotlight after a Finnish Company, HMD Global owned the rights to use the brand-name. Recently the company launched first android smartphone Nokia 6. Although the smartphone has been launched exclusively in china but many such smartphones are expected this year.
But currently the company has made it again to the headlines, not because of its smartphones but due to its Digital Assistant which may be used in its upcoming smartphones.
Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant have a new competitor
Yes! Nokia is reportedly working on an AI based voice controlled interface which will be launched as a competitor to Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana. Even Samsung is also working on a similar assistant which may be called Bixby and Amazon’s Alexa will also come to smartphones soon.
This means that ‘Viki’ already has a lot of competition but we would really want to see if Nokia Viki can really stand out.
Nokia Viki Trademark and description
GSMInfo first spotted the trademark that was filed by Nokia in EU. The trademark name as seen in the image below is Viki.
Also the description of the trademark reads:
“Software for the creation and monitoring of mobile and web assistants working with digital knowledge and combining all data sources into a single chat and voice-based interface.”
The description clearly indicates that the new Trademark is VIKI is the name of the Nokia’s own Digital Assistant.
It is also believed that Samsung may come up with its own Digital Assistant in upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. Trademark names ‘Bixby’ and ‘Kestra’ have been already granted to Samsung. The speculations are being made that the names indicate the male and female versions of the assistant!
We can conclude that Nokia has decided to come with its own digital Assistant and hence it can be assumed that Google Assistant will be replaced in Nokia’s Android Smartphones by Nokia Viki. But will VIKI be able to stand out?
Let’s wait and watch!
According to various rumours, Nokia will come up with six to seven smartphones this year. The first one Nokia 6 has already been launched. People are eagerly waiting for their favourite brand to make a grand comeback and now Nokia Viki has added to their eagerness.