According to Zhi Zen, the developer of Xiaoi Bot, “We have a 100 million users in China, and many companies are using our product,” notes PC Advisor. The software is currently available for both Android as well as iOS and is Android, iOS as well as Windows Live Messenger and is being used by quite a few products from major Chinese telecom companies like China Telecom, China Mobile.
Apple’s Siri landed in China earlier this year through the launch of iPhone 4S. Last month the voice assistant was made available with support for Mandarin and Cantonese languages.
The Shanghai based company revealed that they had tried contacting Apple over this issue. A month later Zhi Zhen filed for a suit against Apple in a Shanghai court on June 21. Company head Yuan Hui said, “Our only demand is that Apple stop infringing on our patent,” he said.