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Siri wannabes sprout in Android Market and the Windows Phone Marketplace

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Jan 2012, 09:08

Developers eager to capitalize on the growing popularity of Apple's voice-controlled assistant Siri are outing apps both for Android Market and the Windows Phone Marketplace, which are trying to mimic the looks or features of Apple's popular voice recognition software...

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posted on 02 Jan 2012, 10:10 3

1. musi722 (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

they can do nothing except coping coping and coping Apple!!!

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 10:16 8

2. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Don't worry. It are the developpers who are in fault.

Here's something i read about one of the clones (a quote).

"Siri has obviously has not been ported to Android, as the app was discovered to merely be a shortcut with a Siri-like icon that pointed to Google’s own built-in voice recognition engine. The app’s developer also called itself “Official App,” which was clearly designed to confuse people into thinking the app was, well, official.

Google has since taken note, and the offending app is now gone from the Android Market…"

gj google for this. what google needs to do is having more rules for their market in the near future. There's to many scam and other apps that don't do what they supposed to do out ther.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 11:49

5. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)

Like there aren't for iOS?

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 11:58 5

6. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Yes recently for example there was an app for ios that just showed some photo's from minecraft. The app wasn't a game like it said.

But since android market is more open source there's no denying more scam, fake apps get acces into it.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 11:59 3

7. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)

Did Apple 'invent' Siri in first place? No. They bought it over.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 12:23 2

9. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

This isn't really copying Apple. Voice activated actions are just the next logical step in smartphones. We use our phones for almost every aspect of our lives now, while doing other things. Sure, Apple has pioneered natural speaking voice commands, but this was bound to happen regardless.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 11:41 2

4. robinrisk (unregistered)

I dont know whats the deal with siri. Its a better voice actions application, that's it. But it does not offer significant improvements over Voice Actions, imo.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 13:28 2

12. c1985 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

It is actually a huge step up because it does not rely on the same command structure that every other voice activation software uses..

"Play Gnarls Barkley" is a direct command in a specific structure...

"Play Alternative Music" is also a direct command but Siri infers that I want all of my alternative music shuffled and looped until I stop it.

It is not a huge difference but the possibilities of organic control structures are endless because a system can be programmed to learn what you mean when you say "text Bryan", so it texts your friend Bryan and not your boss Bryan.

With all that being said, I have a 4S and have only used Siri as a party trick.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 12:01

8. Phaze0085 (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

When will Mitini be available for WP7?

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 12:28

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

LMFAO funniest news Ive heard

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 12:42 2

11. 1701nino (unregistered)

Well,well,well if The fandroids aren't atacking apple again. You just can't admit that in some areas apple has better technology then google.
Strike one;(

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 16:11 1

13. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

and in some ways...i mean all ways its ''than'' not ''then''
also im not a fandroid i like all the OS'
every OS has its own thing...even symbian

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 17:02 2

14. Gdrye (Posts: 111; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

I think that instead of fighting that we all need to realize that we got basically 2 choices, they are different and similar, me, after having a iphone for 4 years i got tired of buying the same phone over again, so i went android and love how they always use newer technology, but i do miss the stability that comes from bringing out the same phone over and over with few modifications. I think for android to be better they need to set the standard, like with the nexus and you can either make the phone more powerful or the same, no lower end models.

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