Using Siri equivalent on Android?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by stanw, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    Can the Siri equivalent on Android do the following:

    1. Set reminders
    2. Send emails
    3. Send texts messages

    I will be using the Note2.

  2. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    It can and more. A lot more. Full list of Google Now commands:

    Notes & Reminders

    - “Remind me to <task> at <time>”

    - “Wake me up in <time>”

    - “<action> at <time>”

    - “Self note to <message>”

    - “Set alarm for <time>”


    Contact & Communication

    - “Call <contact>”

    - “Send <message> to <contact> via text”

    - “<contact name>” (shows the contact card)

    - “Call <contact/place> in <location>”

    - “Send a text to <contact> <message>”

    - “Email to <contact>, B C C <contact(s)>, Subject <subject>, message <message>”


    “Send email to Aatif Khan, Subject, post fix, Message, I have completed fixing my own posts”
    “Call KFC in Brooklyn, New York”
    “Send SMS to dad mobile please call me A S A P”
    “Call help center”
    “Send I cannot come right now to Carl via text”
    Note: Google Now voice commands can be used to place calls in offline mode, too.

  3. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I prefer to text and email by hand but I have played around with the google now voice commands from the website onthecouchagain provided and they work well. I won't be using it for that purpose but glad its available to me.
  4. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Google Now is limited with alarms and reminders.

    It doesn't like dates.

    Google Now says:

    "Sorry, alarms and reminders support times of day but not dates."

    If you want something similar to Siri on the Note 2, just use the built-in S-voice. Double click on home button.

    S-voice is laggy and sluggish though. The lady voice in S-Voice sounds freaky.
  5. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Google Now is very pleasing to the senses in terms of colors, fonts and voice interaction. Google did a great job with it.


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