Google finds that teenagers are more likely to use voice search than adults
posted by Alan F. / Oct 14, 2014, 12:10 PM
So just what are teens and adults using voice search for? Both use it to ask for directions (38% teens, 40% adults). But while 31% of teens use voice search to help them do homework, 39% of adults use it to dictate texts. As to where we use voice search, 22% of teens and 15% of the grown-ups use voice search in the bathroom. Both age groups do have something in common. They both use voice search the most, while watching television.
Voice Search, which includes virtual personal assistants like Google Now, Siri and Cortana, is cool according to 79% of teens. Even 63% of adults say the same thing. 45% of the teens wished that voice search could send them a pizza while 44% of adults want it to help find their keys. Ironically, there are apps and accessories that will help both sides get what they want.
If you're interested in how voice search is used by teens and adults, and to see how you fit in with the results of the survey, check out the slideshow below!
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I honestly thought it would be the other way around, and I don't know about everyone else but with accuracy included voice search doesn't seem to be more efficient than manual for me.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 12:18 PM 2
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IMO Cortana is the best voice assistant. Not trying to spark up an argument or anything that's just my opinion
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 12:20 PM 3
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Clearly, based on the first response to your comment, this is not going to be a discussion where people see eye-to-eye. All three have their merits, and all three are fairly capable. Let's just leave it at that as far as this article goes.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 2:23 PM 10
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I literally never use voice search or Google now Sometimes I might play with them, but never anything actually useful.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 1:54 PM 0
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How does it when you're in the bathroom??? 0_0
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 2:25 PM 0
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I almost never use it and when I do I'm usually in the car when I can't use my hands. I really don't like having to speak much more clearly and more articulate than I would normally speaking. Sometimes I wish it could just know what I want to search.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 4:01 PM 0
Use Siri all the time. My wife been using Siri since iOS 7. The nice thing about Siri search is you can command which search engine or where exactly to search (on phone or online). I use it to change settings, control music while its docked, find peoples locations, reminders and calendar settings, I learned that the more u use these things the more they learn you and what u mean. For example asking to text/call one Mike all the time instead of the other - she brings up that contact without asking which of Mikes you want to text/call after a while. I'm 34.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 10:31 PM 0
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