Google voice app better than Siri

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    I loved Siri at first but it has to be said Google is much clearer and can speak more information. Siri needs to catch up.
     
  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I completely disagree.

    Having had my previous Android devices, Google Now is so limited compared to Siri, even on Android. It can look up information slightly faster but that's it. Everything is so static and explicit.

    With Siri I can have a conversation, and it's intelligent enough to understand what I'm saying even if I don't say "Send a text message" explicitly. On Google Now if I said "Let Alex know I'll be late" it would simply run a Google search on that, but Siri knows to send a text message.

    Siri can do more and understands phrasing more and is a true assistant, while Google Now is just glorified Google Search.
     
  3. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm using the google app for the iphone though not android :)
     
  4. pish6969 macrumors regular

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    I agree with OP. I don't even use Siri anymore. I go straight to Google Now. Half the time Siri doesn't get what I'm saying but Google now always does.
     
  5. cmanbrazil macrumors regular

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    I think google voice is way better, more consistent, and much, much quicker. I also like the reminders, traffic notifications, etc.

    However, thats my view and I have no problem with people liking Siri better.;)
     
  6. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hope it just means Siri will improve with IOS9. For me it could have been doing with a bigger revamp in ios8.
     
  7. pish6969 macrumors regular

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    100% agree. Siri was the first of its kind you'd think we'd be way ahead of the game.
     
  8. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    ... Or IOS 10, 11, 12...
     
  9. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Apparently you haven't used Google Now in a while. I just used your exact wording and guess what? A text was generated and automatically sent. And i didnt even have to touch the phone, thanks to Active Listening.

    Looks like you'll need to find another example. Gonna be tough though, because you'll find out Google Now is pretty friggin good.
     
  10. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Did it with my Galaxy S4 and it did a web search, so maybe it's just some limitation I don't know about.

    Good that Google Now is getting Siri advanced. I guess at this point I just prefer Siri's voice to GNow's.
     
  11. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    EDIT: I'm an idiot. Ignore this. I figured it out. Wrong app. :)

    Are you talking about the Google app on iOS or on an Android phone? I'm just curious because I didn't realize you could do reminders and such with the iOS app, so if you ARE talking about that, let me know how you do it. :D
     
  12. cynics macrumors G4

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    With iOS 8 I feel Siri has stepped up to Google Now.

    Active listening when plugged in works pretty well when driving. And being able to tell you what song is playing. And the visual feedback as its relaying what it thinks you are saying, it makes talking to it a bit easier. Plus I feel it is more accurate to what I'm saying too.

    Albeit those are things Google Now already had its a welcome upgrade.

    For some reason though, no matter how much I try Siri and Google Now are fads for me. I use them for a week or two then I go back to the old way and just do things manually.
     
  13. cc999 macrumors 6502

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    Are you kidding

    I am absolutely positive that this is total BS. I owned Android phones for the last 2 years and Siri is heads and shoulders above the Google Now. Its not even close. Its a shame that people come in here and give wrong information just to bash a great product. Please grow up.

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  14. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Well, that's a serious black mark against the Google app. I was looking through the "cards" it picked for me automatically, apparently based on Google's huge database of information it has on me. One of the cards gave the final score of an NFL game I recorded and was waiting to watch until tomorrow!

    BAH! :mad:
     
  15. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Or maybe they just have a legitimate personal opinion?

    Both are great in my experience.
     
  16. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's one of the few things I prefered on my galaxy. Not a big deal though. I hardly ever used either.
     
  17. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    I'm sorry to say that I totally agree with OP.
     
  18. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Sounds more like Touchwiz interfering with the search feature. I used a Nexus 5 to conduct my test and it did so flawlessly.
    And point of note, my daily driver is an iphone 6 and i have nothing against Siri.
     
  19. boast macrumors 65816

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    I agree. Let siri also run on a server for the back-end if it means being better like google now.
     
  20. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a

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    Ask Google now to read your last email.
    Ask Google now to read new text message.
    Ask Google Now what your schedule looks like for a certain date.
    Attempt to schedule an appointment on a date and time that's already filled using Google Now.
    Ask Google Now to toggle system services like WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
    Ask Google Now to increase or decrease screen brightness.
     
  21. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Google now will not read your last email or read a text message unless you activate Talkback in Accessibility. I personally hate having the computer read my stuff out loud. But that is my opinion.

    Google Now will read any appointments for any dates.
    Google Now will schedule multiple appointments that occur at the same time.
    Google Now will open any of my settings I ask it to, from BT to screen brightness to wifi.

    Again i have to ask if you are using an outdated or skinned version of Android because you don't seem to know what it can or can't do.
     
  22. robertopod1968 macrumors member

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    You can tell Google now to hide scores so it won't show the score unless you tap on the card. Just FYI
     
  23. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a

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    Google voice app better than Siri


    I just tested Google Now on my GS4 running 4.4.2. Please tell me the exact phrasing you're using to toggle system services, because all it does is open settings. It doesn't actually change the settings like Siri does.

    What is the exact phrase that you use to schedule an appointment for a future date without touching your phone? I can't seem to figure it out. It tells me to touch the phone to continue.

    Google Now will only show appointments that have been scheduled for a certain day or time period. If I ask what my schedule looks like for let's say tomorrow, it suggest web results.

    If I'm driving and get a message or email, I like to have the option of listening to them and replying by voice if I need to.

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  24. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    There is your problem. You aren't on the latest version of KitKat AND you are using a Samsung device.

    I'm running 4.4.4 on my Nexus 5 and Moto X. And FYI, the Moto X senses when you are driving and auto-engages Drive Mode so calls, texts and emails are read out to you as they come in (assuming you say yes when Google Now asks if you want it to read the mrssage).

    Additionally, Active Listening is a new feature found in 4.4.4 so the phone responds to your query even if it is asleep. (Something Apple copied for iOS8 direct from Motorola, albeit neutered so Siri only responds if the phone is plugged in.)

    P.S. If you would like a video, I can make one right quick. I will ask the exact questions as you posted them if you like?
     
  25. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I believe Google has the best / accurate one.

    Personally I like windows, only cause it Cortana :)

    Though I really do not use any of them.
     

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