Google Voice Search hits iOS, tackles Siri on her own turf

Google decided to bring the fight right to Siri, updating its Google Search app to match the highly-regarded voice search capabilities seen on newer Android devices...
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49 Comments

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I will complement Google voice but in no shape or form ditching Siri

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Google Search is better than Siri. You know it's true, you just don't want to admit it.

23. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

i just used chrapple maps to get to this page. can someone please tell me were i am at? thing keeps getting me lost. maybe i can ask google what innovation means and it will help get me out of this situation. :)

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Aren't you the one in the paper a few days ago with the headline reading, "Man refuses to let go of his iPhone. Kept talking and smooching the phone." :P

25. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Am i the only one who thinks talking to a phone is weird??

27. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

that's because WP doesn't have a good enough one yet, as soon as they get one, you'll be barking about how it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Google Now is even better than Siri, and I can't think of anything equivalent or better for any other OS available.

29. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

tbf he has a point its weird talking to a phone....why does it have to turn into a argument about who has what on there os's

31. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

because he usually trolls Android and iOS, thought I'd troll him back. I use it when I can't be bothered to write down stuff, and then use the offline voice typing feature in JellyBean in class to write down notes in evernote and sync it to my computer. Plus, Now is soooooo much more than a voice assistant. Try it, you'd be surprised.

35. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i will have to try it, although i cant get passed that initial weirdness of talking to a phone. trolls are everywhere, guess thats one way to deal with them

38. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

trust me, you get so used to have everything being delivered to you before you even ask, that it seems revolutionary, magical even

39. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Magical? That's a lawsuit.

43. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

bring it on, I have a paper napkin from 1996 where i wrote it down... I can use that as evidence right?

40. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Dude, wp does have some speach recognition (not as good as android and ios ill admit) and i dont even use that. i do own a android tablet you know and i even never talk to it either. you can troll all you want but walking around and talking to your phone just isnt natural... oh and all these wr software is usually english only, and its high time google, apple and msoft found out that most of the world doesnt use it as a mother tongue....

42. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I speak English so I'm not sure of the problem with other languages, sorry, but Google's service is the one that understands my accent the best (scottish), so that's what I use.

41. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Mmmm sliced bread.... :D

30. jeans94621

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I downloaded the app this morning and really like working with it with my ipad 1 which does not have Siri. But as far as my iphone 4s I would not trade it for anything because the app can't schedule my appointments and reminders and write out sms or just write out this comment and it would be nice if you could bookmark in the google app.

32. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Well, I just tested it, and compared to Siri, it is definitely faster, but due to its lack of integration (both the fact that you can only run it in the app, and that it cannot do things like set a reminder or send a text), I won't be using it. It basically returns the exact same information as if you just googled it. I do like that it sometimes (and I stress the sometimes) reads you back the result of a search.

34. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

first of all, why would they ditch siri? i mean its apple, and they buy iDevice coz its apple! not android!

44. bonsly16

Posts: 93; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Noooo...I wanted the functionality and capabilities of Google Voice Search to be exclusive only to Android! Come oooooon Google!
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