Google’s New Voice Search, a Threat to Siri?

Posted by on October 31, 2012 at 10:08 am

Look at that whale! I found it with my voice! I summoned it!

Siri is a pretty cool piece of technology and everyone is trying to emulate it. I’m a little surprised that Google has been taking so long to actually come out with something better. I got to say though they are getting close with the updated Google Search app that is available now. So how does it compare to Siri? I took some time and played with it and thought I would give you my thoughts.

So I have an iPhone 4 and after jail breaking it I was able to put Siri on it. It runs just fine but I am very used to using Siri on the iPhone 4S. The first thing I noticed with Google was the speed. As I was talking it was real time dictating and predicting words as I was saying them. It’s pretty cool to watch. Google returns results instantly where I notice a lag from Siri.

Google is using the full power of Google search so it’s able to return certain things that Siri will ask you to search the internet for. On the downside, it’s search only so it doesn’t care about your name, your contacts or keeping up with your schedule. I couldn’t get it to tell me a joke either. The voice is a lot better than Siri, it sounds like an actual person.

So is the updated Google Search app a threat to Siri? Not right now. Once it gets down what Siri does best then we’ll talk. Take a look at the video below to see what Google is showing off in the new update. For now you will need to use Siri for all your dictating, scheduling and hooker finding needs.

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