Vlingo drops the price of its app to free due to Google's competition

Vlingo drops the price of its app to free due to Google's competition
It's not the first or last time we've seen companies change their approach especially when a big name like Google decides to step into your territory, but Vlingo appears to be the latest victim in submitting into their might. We've already seen how the online searching company has put the heat on GPS makers since unveiling their Google Maps Navigation service, but after announcing a new update to their Voice Search application, Vlingo made a drastic price cut to their application. Originally going for $10, the Vlingo app is now being made available for the no money required price of free – which is a strong telling of what kind of influence Google's movement has made. Although time will tell if this move will cause users to side with the service, it's a little disheartening for them since Google will most likely integrate Google Voice Actions into future builds of Android. However, if you want to check out what Vlingo has to offer, you can download it on the Android Market – but it's only available to Android 2.0 and up devices. On another note, their abrupt change to offer the app for free looks to be widespread as it's also available to iPhone owners.

via Android and Me

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3 Comments

1. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Im not sure why anyone would even to compete with the stock google apps, especialy the voice apps, they work flawless, and beyond on my Droid Inc. Then to add a charge on top, seems lie they wouldnt sell verry many. Unless most of the sales went to people who werent aware they had the capability to begin with, I see that happen all the time.

2. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I don't understand why they even started charging. Vlingo used to be free for the BlackBerry.

3. Darren marr unregistered

I have a galaxy s. The thing is, Vlingo has better voice recognition compared to google voice in my experience. I knew nothing about Vlingo at first but the built in google voice app on my galaxy s depressed me so much that I began looking for an alternative and found vlingo.

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