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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:22 PM   #26
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And visa versa, in what world is it not a competitor though?
In a world where it can't set alarm clocks, reminders, GPS nav, play music, open apps, etc.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:22 PM   #27
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Siri is not just a search tool.

How many of these things can Google Search do?

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That's because apps can't access those functions.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:22 PM   #28
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Is it me or does the google voice thing sound like an Xbox popup bing.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:23 PM   #29
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In a world where it can't set alarm clocks, reminders, GPS nab, play music, open apps, etc.
But it can do many other things and thus competes with it.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:24 PM   #30
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I downloaded it, installed it and said 'Send a text to my wife I'll be home soon" and it tried to search the internet for it. I deleted it.

Clearly you people don't fully understand what Siri does if you think this is a competitor.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:25 PM   #31
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Siri will need to play catchup regarding speed and word by word transcription. Otherwise, this isn't a real Siri competitor since it isn't baked into iOS. While I'm sure Apple is working on Siri improvements as we speak, this "competition" will ensure faster and better improvements to Siri.

This is great to have on older devices lacking Siri though.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:25 PM   #32
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But it can do many other things and thus competes with it.
Try harder.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:27 PM   #33
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Siri is not just a search tool.

How many of these things can Google Search do?

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Better question is how many of those things does Siri actually do well, the first time you say it? Answer is 0.

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In a world where it can't set alarm clocks, reminders, GPS nav, play music, open apps, etc.
If apple let any other voice assistant access these tasks, you know they'd be a ton better. Since they don't, this does everything else A LOT better than Siri.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:28 PM   #35
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Better question is how many of those things does Siri actually do well, the first time you say it? Answer is 0.
Um, no. Usually on the first for me at least.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:28 PM   #36
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I downloaded it, installed it and said 'Send a text to my wife I'll be home soon" and it tried to search the internet for it. I deleted it.

Clearly you people don't fully understand what Siri does if you think this is a competitor.
You are the one who clearly doesn't fully understand the two. You used Google Voice Search to try to text your wife, and got angry that it did a search.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:28 PM   #37
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Siri is not just a search tool.

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While I agree Siri can do some iOS specific things that Google simply cannot access. I terms of speed and performance for anything search related, this app blows Siri out of the water. The speed in which the Google app translates, and how accurate it is vs Siri in it's speech recognition is very, very good.

I'm an Apple fan all the way but this Google app imo is very good, and for me, more useful than Siri as many of the Siri specific functions I don't use daily, however I do use various search methods multiple times per day. This Google app will be my goto app for those types of searches.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:28 PM   #38
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Try harder.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:28 PM   #39
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That's only because Google doesn't have access to the phone's settings, as Siri does. In every way, it's a better, faster voice interpreter. Google Search is phenomenal, I have to say that I'm worried about this little competition Apple has gotten itself into...they should allow Google to do what they do best (information and search), and Apple should focus on the things they do best (simple, beautiful software and amazing hardware design).

Apple is simply not going to win when it comes to information/maps and search. Not a chance.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:30 PM   #40
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Just downloaded it. For any of you thinking Siri is better, quit drinking the kool aid and download it. We all know you haven't yet.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:31 PM   #41
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Siri is not just a search tool.

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Exactly the same amount on my iPhone 4.

It's a quick way of inputting a destination by clicking the result to open the old map app in iOS 5.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:31 PM   #42
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What?
You give no compelling reasons, thus try harder to sell google's ******
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:32 PM   #43
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Google Now on Android devices can do all of those things. This is a gimped port to iPhone because it cannot access things outside of the app.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:32 PM   #44
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Side-by-side comparison from Gizmodo (for those too stubborn to try it for themselves):

http://updates.gizmodo.com/post/3465...he-best-iphone
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:33 PM   #45
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:33 PM   #46
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Just downloaded it. For any of you thinking Siri is better, quit drinking the kool aid and download it. We all know you haven't yet.
I just did. It doesn't do half the stuff I do with Siri.. is there some more options or something ?
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:33 PM   #47
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Um, no. Usually on the first for me at least.
Please, it's a forgone fact that Siri is an embarrassment. It's clunky and can take forever, even on LTE.
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I downloaded it, installed it and said 'Send a text to my wife I'll be home soon" and it tried to search the internet for it. I deleted it.

Clearly you people don't fully understand what Siri does if you think this is a competitor.
You can't be serious. Please tell me you aren't serious.
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You give no compelling reasons, thus try harder to sell google's ******
Your calling google now sh.t?

Childish maybe?
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I just did. It doesn't do half the stuff I do with Siri.. is there some more options or something ?
Of course it can't, Google doesn't have access to your phone and other apps the way Apple does.

But what's clear is that Google Search is much faster and more accurate at interpreting speech. The difference is very noticeable.
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