Iris looks to power up voice answers with ChaCha
we reviewed Iris, and the other voice command options in the Android Market, we found that Iris wasn't all that bad at answering simple questions. The new partnership with ChaCha will help with the app's weakness at answering more complex answers, but we also found the app pretty bad as far as voice commands hooked into the Android system itself. Iris could only make calls, send texts, search contacts, and search Maps, but lacked all other options like creating appointments and alarms or launching apps.We're not so sure it will help all that much though. When
Still, ChaCha has a pretty big database of answers which could add a lot of information search results. Most voice command apps on Android just pull from the usual suspects of Wikipedia and True Knowledge. Siri has a lot of extra info because of deals Apple has made with Wolfram Alpha and Yelp, but if Iris can keep building as it has, it could be quite a compelling option pretty soon.