Microsoft's Bing Voice for Windows Phone to take on Siri and Google Now with faster voice recognition (video)

Microsoft's Bing Voice for Windows Phone to take on Siri and Google Now with faster voice recognition (video)
Microsoft has long been at the forefront of speech recognition, and even has direct speech translation software in the works. The thing is that these technologies are taking their time to leave its R&D labs, in a retail-ready manner. 

The software giant from Redmond is apparently aiming to change that, after being curbsided by Apple's Siri and Google's Voice Search personal assistants, to which the current TellMe-based WP voice command software is no match.

Microsoft demonstrated a new Bing Voice search that is coming, which is so fast at voice recognition, that it doesn't even wait for you to finish the sentence, like Siri and Google do, but goes word-for-word. Microsoft has to do something if it wants Windows Phone to keep steady with Android and iOS, and voice recognition might play a much broader part in WP9 that is coming this holiday season, it seems.



1. wendygarett unregistered

I tried it before on lumia920 during the event, to be honest, it's fast response, too bad it's Bing... I prefer Google actually :)

2. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

believe me guys, history change itself. The next one or two years the equation between IOS, Android and WP will be the same. and we will get as customers a great flexibility to select the suitable platform for you.

3. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

MS needs to stop comparing themselves to the best (bing challenge, windows phone challenge) because it obviously hasn't worked and all they look is sad. If they want real success they need to differentiate not improve incrementally.

5. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

True, but at the same time, differentiate from what?! Search and Voice Companion apps are pretty one way. They want to fight the competition. It's just their way of marketing.

42. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

they did not comapred this on vedio with others if u saw the video they did comaprison between their own older and newer algorithm but its the PA who is showing like they are comparing with others news cahnnels do minipulate like this

4. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Microsoft really does need a better voice companion inbuilt on their Windows Phone, it just doesn't cut it.

6. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

really great......

7. papss unregistered

I've started using Bing versus google and it has its pluses (Bing rewards thank you) and has its down sides (not as deep with search). I'll gladly give up Gmail ( my last google service besides google plus) for outlook.

24. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

I liked gmail when it was introduced. .. now I like outlook mail...its clean neat and fresh...I feel soo good to send mails from outlook mail then gmail these days

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

good job microsoft now make it smart and it would probably kill siri and G-voice untill then not bad

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Actually Daniel Google recognizes word by word, this is just the equivalent to Google voice search with instant

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

SMART is more important, not FAST!

11. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I like the streaming voice search.

13. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

now wp is trying to catch up!! apple with siri android with now blackberry with voice control and wp with bing voice...this should be interesting

14. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

nice improvement but android still far away

19. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

I just used his first voice test with Google Now on my Optimus G, it was comparable in speed. I'd say the recognition return was faster on his windows phone (the new software), but only just. My search results came up at the same time though. In conclusion, good job on the voice recognition, but stop using Bing.

20. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Doesn't matter if it's's still Bing

43. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its ads free too which is anther ++ for bing search

21. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I don't see what's wrong with Bing. It's pretty and actually gives about the same search results as Google. Most of Google's results are repeats anyway.

45. papss unregistered

Very true.. It's 50% blind fanboyism and 50% perception.. Bing is pretty damn good actually

25. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Android is recognised with its 90% best apps and its now even by its 8 core processor, 2gb ram to be lag free... wp is recognised by only its 10% good apps fludic smooth and quality built nokia mobiles.... and ms is trying to show more what they are up.. but still not up to and will take time... and as a xperia z owner I aw waiting to wp to grow up... so that I will again plan up to buy wp8/9 once whatsapp can save share any audio and video file and others special apps like sms hide eg. Hide it pro (audio manage) ... is on wp

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