#nokia is reportedly scheduled to launch an exclusive #Artificial Intelligence based virtual assistant named #Viki. Touted as a competitor to Cortana and Google Assistant, the upcoming Viki assistant, enable users to perform a wide range of tasks including the ability to sync with multiple devices. Recently, a popular Dutch blog has revealed the fact that Nokia has reportedly filed a trademark application mainly to reserve the name. Moreover, the rumored launch of the Viki assistant gains importance with Samsung also planning to launch Bixby assistant along with Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones by the end of March.

Nokia Viki to monitor devices in multiple angles

The primary function of the Nokia Viki assistant will be to help users to perform various tasks quickly.

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Moreover, the trademark tagged under Software category has been filed not only for the monitoring of assistants via smartphones but also through the web. For example, it would be possible to set the alarm on a smartphone from your tablet or PC identical to that of Cortana.

Nokia to face fierce competition

Based on the rumors, the upcoming Voice app will be capable of merging all the relevant data sources into a single cluster comprising of chat and voice user interface. Even if Nokia introduces the new voice assistant, the company will have to fight hard to retain the market share because of its late entry into the segment. However, if the company manage to infuse few exciting features, which will stand out from the crowd, then the Viki will most likely rule the mobile world.

At the recently concluded MWC 2017, HMD Global launched a wide range of Android smartphones including a refreshed variant of a vintage feature phone.

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It remains to be seen as to how the newly launched smartphones will be able to attract customers and tap the highly competitive market. To recall, Nokia has handed over a 10-year license to HMD Global for the design and manufacture of Nokia-branded handsets.

The viki assistant was in the rumor mills in January. However, there has been no significant development regarding the exact availability. The company will most likely unveil the app before the end of Q2 2017. You can also expect Nokia to integrate the Viki assistant app directly onto the core Android UI of the upcoming smartphones.