Watch Google Voice Search in Android Jelly Bean chew through oddball questions with flying colors

Watch Google Voice Search in Android Jelly Bean chew through oddball questions with flying colors
In the next of the new Google Voice Search video series we have the service asked more than 40 questions. which range from the mundane like setting up alarms and appointments, calling contacts or finding directions, to wackier ones like "How much is Angelina Jolie worth?", "show me pictures of Android eating Apple", and so on.

Of note is the very rapid response time Google Voice Search renders now, even on vague questions like "Where's that museum with Egyptian stuff in San Jose?" Google's unsurpassed search query prowess is undoubtedly showing here, but there are many more fun episodes in the nearly 10-minute long video below, which will make you want Jelly Bean on your handset ASAP. How do you think the handset reacts when it's told to "do a barrel roll"? Peep into the video below to find out.

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41 Comments

1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

A great food for a long wait..

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Apple has a run for its money.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I expect an iLawsuit from Apple has already been queued up to be filed the moment the production version of Google Voice is released.

3. wendygarett unregistered

I see LAG!!!

7. ilia1986 unregistered

You see BETA.

16. wendygarett unregistered

My apologies :)

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

What LAG? This kills Siri in every way in terms of smarts & speed. I have had Jelly Bean since a day after Google I/O & I have had time to use it with my friends Apple iPhone 4S's Siri. The Apple iPhone is slow & Siri sounds like a robot unlike the Google's sexy voice. Sounds like you are a typical brainwashed Apple lost soul.

37. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

what phone do you have?

4. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Show me the picture Android eating apple. i like the question

5. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

Apple(fruit) : why apple why ?? couldn u find any other fruits?? u could have given your companys name banana..that suits more !! why always it has to be me to be eaten by google android !!!

8. ilia1986 unregistered

Apple's name should have been lemon - after the bitter taste you have when Tim Cook is done using you. Literally. :D

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

There's two schools of thought of apple choosing the apple name and logo,first one it represents the gaining of knowledge by taking a bite out of the proverbial apple in the 'garden of Eden'. Second school of thought is that its a domineering mocking form of this proverbial apple bite representing and laughing at mans fall from grace over eating it. Considering apples corrupted,anticompetitiveness and money gouging nature of late there could be much evidence for the later!!! But yes Android does eat apple lol! Not to stay off topic it looks like the voice actions Google has had place for years now is really hitting top gear

39. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, the name came the same way so many other "inspirations" came to Steve Jobs - he copied it from the Beatles' Apple record label. He was a big Beatles fan (as am I). And, he agreed after being sued by the label, to not get the company into music sales, which of course he later did anyway with iTunes. Zero honor or integrity.

6. Nocturne

Posts: 24; Member since: May 21, 2012

A polished Voice search product?! Its seems the argument by some misinformed fans that one company only releases polished products while the other releases beta products is now beyond a doubt void.

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Completely agree, Nocturne. This was phenomenal. The first true voice assistant. Now that EVIL rotten company will scream BAN!BAN!BAN! I HATE them

11. zacomaco

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

apple comes out with siri, everyone says its a gimmick..... Google releases voice search and everyone's like "Wow look how fast it is, that is soo good..coool..." com'on guys.. a bit inconsistant

12. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Everyone or few? Siri is good, Google voice is brilliant..

17. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Google now is straightforward and very fast & more accurate, Siri has a gimmicky features like telling jokes.

22. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

There is a significant difference that some people seem not to grasp. Siri was designed and advertised as something you would have a conversation with. Google Now is taking things the phone ACTUALLY ALREADY DID and condensing it into a pretty little app (or whatever) called Google Now. Siri = useful but how it's advertised is gimmicky Google Now = useful + more accurate than Siri = better than Siri

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

YES! I love Google now, it literally gets smarter every time you use it. Also I don't want to talk or have conversations with my phone. I rather talk to a live HUMAN than Siri. As for the functionality of Google's new Voice Search it's hands down faster & more accurate. That is the bottom line!

28. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Surely you know that Google released voice actions years before Siri was brought by Apple. JB is just improving on voice actions even more by pulling up information when you need it. For example if you put in where you go to work and use turn by turn for the first week or so Google now will remember you have been here and if you are going in the direction will automatically pull up the navigation before you say it!

30. RevKBA

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Oh. So you think Apple came out with Siri, not the company that actually created Siri? Cool story, bro. There's a difference between creating a releasing software onto a mobile OS and then buying a company so you can use the patents and sue other companies for using similar ideas.

13. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Do a Barrel Rool hahaha :D

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Like a dog. :D

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Better than Siri ! :)

18. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

way better than siri

19. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

I hope Google will add features like ability to turn on & off wi-fi, bluetooth, gps, etc. in offline mode.. S-Voice has these features & probably soon on Siri but it requires data connection & relatively slow compared to Google Now & Siri..

20. EdwardFDU3

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Man, Tim cook and siri are eating their apples right now. hehe

23. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

AND I THOUGHT SIRI WAS AWESOME...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats pretty significant. good job Google. That pretty much wipes the floor with every other voice service out there.

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