Siri in iOS 6 vs Google Voice Search in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (video)

Siri in iOS 6 vs Google Voice Search in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (video)
Google showed off its new Voice Search powered by the Knowledge Graph the other day when it announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and now there is a video pitting it against its biggest competitor Siri, running in its newest beta iteration on iOS 6.

Both services are able to tell you the weather when you ask them, set up timers and reminders, as well as relay sports results to you with the power of natural language. In the video below from Techno Buffalo it is clear that Google's new solution is faster and the voice it utilizes sounds more human, while Siri has more sophisticated info cards layout popping up when you ask it how tall is Kobe, for example. 

Also, with anything that has to go through search Google shows you the results directly, while Siri asks you whether you want to search for it. Both services are still not entirely final, so there will be more comparisons further down the road, we only know that Samsung might not have bothered with S Voice at all. 

The performance of the new Voice Search showcased below also makes us very optimistic about its interaction with the Google Now virtual concierge novelty that comes with Jelly Bean.

source: YouTube



1. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Brace for the butthurt...

13. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Well, Dont hate me for this but... Isn't Google copying from Apple? Well of course is doing things better but still copying it sounds to me. Haters gonna hate! And I'm a Htc boyfan, And definietly getting the Nexus7 :)

16. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

This is obviously an add-on to Google Voice Search. It looks and performs nothing like Siri. It doesn't annoy the s**t out of you either, by talking back to you. Less gimmicky, more usefulness. By the way: HELL YEAH, GOOGLE!!

31. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Yeah you can definitely see Apple trying to make it aesthetically pleasing by not having perfect squares and having rounded corners and what not. But it takes longer, so who cares! If I'm using my voice assistant I don't care what it looks like I want the job to get done fast.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No hate. Google has been working on this for years. It was codenamed Project Majel, after Majel Roddenberry who was the voice of the computer on Star Trek: The Next Generation forward.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Isn't Google copying from Apple?" Natural language user interfaces existed even before Siri !

41. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

This isnt about natural language user interface is about a personal assistent! But yeah good point, there's nothing like "hey im first!"

42. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Natural Language User Interfaces (LUI) are a type of computer human interface where linguistic phenomena such as verbs, phrases and clauses act as UI controls for creating, selecting and modifying data in software applications." "Siri (pronounced /ˈsɪri/) is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator which works as an application for Apple's iOS. The application uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services." Source:

46. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

that's what i said ;)


Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

I agree with you and I don'y know how or who consider apple followers are sheep and google geeks are genius, you're the all-planking, e-consuming crap of the world. I own an android too.

30. wendygarett unregistered

Im sorry to say that siri is going to copy back android to be 'offline'

32. KParks23

Posts: 748; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

It amazes me how stupid people and apple fanboys are. You actually think apple came up with something.. google has been developing there voice assistance for years and what's apple do rush out a buy a voice assistance just to hurry up and release it in beta form to consumers calling it a finished product so the can no doubt have another lawsuit in the near future so they can look like sum1 stole something some them and have something to cry about

33. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Is copying a copy really considered copying? Now try saying that 3 times fast.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Don't post or comment what you don't no, you uneducated unknowledgeable dimwit...

66. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

A "boyfan"?? Umm that's gay.. js

25. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't Google Voice search on the original Moto Droid that was released in November, 2009? Siri was founded in 2007 and acquired by Apple in 2010. Hardly seems like Google is copying anything from Apple!

47. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Here's a better test: (google "google gets siri gets" if the link does not work)

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Poor, little Siri got her ass whipped... :)

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Google Voice Search's voice is convincing enough.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iDon't know about Google's Voice Search but, what iDo know is that, iHave yet to be able to have a conversation with that bi-ãshe S¡R¡ like in the commercial with John Malkovich on my iPhone 4S; she keeps telling me, "that's a conversation for another day." Why won't she talk to me?

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1548; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Shouldn't that be iOS 6.0 Beta 2 ??

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is.

5. jaafar2k

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Android Rocks

65. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


7. aaron12345

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

I love the s-voice on the galaxy s3, but when the s3 is updated to jelly bean will I be able to use this Google voice as well?

9. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Definitely. But i gotta say, as a SGS III user too, we're lucky enough if we receive it by the end of the year..

15. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

it definitely should not take more than time ICS update arrived to the SII.

8. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Siri, bow down to the Queen.

10. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

"The Voice Sound more Incredibly Human" that's all I wanna know. . .

11. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Google should've called their new Voice Search "Payback is a B*tch Apple"

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