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Apple rumored to be hooking up with Nuance for iOS 5

0. phoneArena 09 May 2011, 22:53 posted on

A new report says that Apple has decided to team up with Nuance to create voice recognition features for iOS 5 as the Cupertino based firm tries to bring such features on the iPhone to the same level as on Android handsets...

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posted on 09 May 2011, 22:59 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

More importantly, iOS v. 4.3.3 (with the ability to disable iTracker) is now available for download from Apple.

posted on 09 May 2011, 23:00 1

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

P.S.: I wonder how long it will be B4 the spammers hit this thread? :-)

posted on 09 May 2011, 23:26 2

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

You're here so I'd say they're here

posted on 10 May 2011, 00:11 2

4. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

haha that was pretty funny

posted on 10 May 2011, 00:12 1

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

and this seems kinda odd that apple wud actually use someone elses product in their own... well i guess we shall just have to trust them as they seem to be doing better than ever... but i still dont think we shall see a nuance logo anywhere in ios

posted on 10 May 2011, 02:49

6. Pupa (unregistered)

BlackBerry has been using the Nuance engine for many years now...

posted on 10 May 2011, 04:39

8. IOS5 (unregistered)

I think Steve jobs already bought the company!

posted on 10 May 2011, 07:21

9. donlovesatt (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Apr 2011)

I think the voice recognition software Apple uses on ios4 is very good. When making voice calls or BT calls - It Nails It. I would like to see them use this more - like on the Android phones. Every input opportunity has a speaker as an input method as well as keyboard options... I just tried to switch to Android but came back to iphone4 due to bad battery life, call quality, no cut and paste - on Android, and the voice recognition on Android is inferior to Apple iphone - in my opinion.

posted on 10 May 2011, 07:58 3

10. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

no cut-paste?? really? wat were u using Android 1.5? use eclair or froyo or better gingerbread and then tell me if u still think iOS is better

posted on 10 May 2011, 08:00 2

11. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

I switched from the iPhone 4 to the Evo and I'm never coming back. Are you kidding? Call quality sucks on AT&T and I always had to hold the phone "just right" or else the antenna would cut my bars down to ZERO.

I love the Google Voice Actions, IOS4 has nothing on it. And I have no problems using cut/copy and paste on my Evo, what world do you live in?

posted on 10 May 2011, 09:01 1

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Why do you take it personal that he likes iPhone better? Get over other peoples phone choices.

posted on 10 May 2011, 10:04 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

same goes to you you call it trash and dumb and a waist of time, plus he got it wrong, there is Copy and paste on android long ago, and voice recognition on android its quite outstanding and very useful

posted on 10 May 2011, 11:43

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

I don't understand? I call what trash, dumb and waist of time?

posted on 10 May 2011, 11:33

14. SomeGuy (unregistered)

I have an iPhone and sell Android and iPhone.... Androids definitely have copy/paste, better voice recognition (more features), the SAME battery life (you're going to have to charge any smart phone at the end of the day), the call quality is the same... It comes down to a matter of preference for the OS. That's it.

posted on 10 May 2011, 11:37

15. SomeGuy (unregistered)

I really like that Apple is catching up in the voice recognition world. Androids is far more developed and has better features.

Although, if you're some place noisy (bars, concert, listening to music, friends talking in the background, restaurants, school, etc)... Basically, if you are anywhere but in a quiet-ish area it will be frustrating and not worth the time to use. Sometimes its just easier to type it.

posted on 11 May 2011, 00:14 1

17. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Copycats! :P

posted on 11 May 2011, 12:38 1

20. SomeGuy (unregistered)

You're right. Andoird was the first to have voice recognition software. EVER. :P

posted on 11 May 2011, 06:26

18. Yasshammou (unregistered)

Android has more features than iOS , more options , browsing matches are close , But the big point is Apple has a looooot of apps than android ! Previous Test : iOS 380000 Apps And Android 250000 , not to mention that you can get apps from cydia than you can modify your iPhone to match the android interface and options ' Trust there is more !

posted on 11 May 2011, 06:28

19. Yasshammou (unregistered)

Where The Whooping iOS Can Get Easily To 500000 Apps That's a Half Million Apps ! Albeit , Developers prefer to focus on iOS more than android !

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