LG is launching a virtual assistant service in Korea to compete with Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S Voice, using natural language processing to let its customers talk to their phones. Named Quick Voice, the service will support 11 apps at launch, including the phone, email, address book, alarm clock, and calendar apps. Also, like its competitors, Quick Voice will offer search functionality for maps, weather, stocks, and web search. It's not clear whether the service will enable local search for things like restaurants, a Siri feature that Apple is bringing to Korea in iOS 6. The new service will be arriving via software update to the Optimus Vu in late June and the Optimus LTE 2 in July, around the same time as their updates to Android 4.0.