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Google is reported to be using a nifty Star Trek in-joke as a codename for a Siri competitor, known as Majel.
Report says a new Google voice assistant would accept natural language commands, similar to Apple's Siri, and could arrive on Android devices early next year.
The Android faithful start getting excited as more new details come to light for Google's rebuttal to Siri.
The iconic TV series has its own doodle, complete with interactive elements and authentic animations.
Microsoft's mobile OS already includes its own voice recognition feature called TellMe, but the new Ask Ziggy is developer Shai Leib's attempt to bring voice assistance to a higher level.
Steve Guttenberg joins the show today for the last official episode of 2008.