Google takes on Siri by adding voice search to standalone iOS app

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  • Reply 21 of 29
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    Here come the "I'm a hugh fan of Apple, but..." posts.

    hi hugh. and, indeed. likely right behind the apple apologists.
  • Reply 22 of 29
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,989member

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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    Maybe they are too busy right now...


     


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  • Reply 23 of 29
    It's blinding fast, and accurate to boot, but here in the UK, it does not give voice responses, limiting itself to opening helpful web pages only.

    No options settings can be found to enable voice responses.

    A pity, as it would make Google Search a worthy competitor to Siri if only it could talk back.
  • Reply 24 of 29


    UPDATE: I changed Default Language setting to English (US) from English (UK) and now get voice responses on some (but not all) queries.


     


    One wishes the likes of Microsoft and Google would stick to their core competency (useful and cool SOFTware) instead of greedily chasing after profit margins and muddying the specialist hardware market with half-baked offerings.


     


    Then we'd get a steady stream of impressive stuff like this update from GOOG...

  • Reply 25 of 29
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 19,805member


    Agreed for the most part. Google is at their best when they work on the software side of things, with Motorola a needless distraction IMO.


     


    Regarding Google Voice Search I was floored by how fast it was the first time I used it several weeks ago. It does an excellent job parsing what I've said, and search results have been pretty much spot-on.

  • Reply 26 of 29

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    Check it out: Ask Siri to ask Google to search the web... piece of cake!



    that's what siri does anyways...uses google's search results

  • Reply 27 of 29

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    Originally Posted by ClemyNX View Post



    Apple is never going to surpass Google in the search domain on their own.


    i agree, for that matter even maps

  • Reply 28 of 29
    mikeb85mikeb85 Posts: 506member

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    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    Agreed for the most part. Google is at their best when they work on the software side of things, with Motorola a needless distraction IMO.


     


    Regarding Google Voice Search I was floored by how fast it was the first time I used it several weeks ago. It does an excellent job parsing what I've said, and search results have been pretty much spot-on.



    Yes, but Google needed to get their own OS on devices to protect against potentially being locked out of closed eco-systems.  And they needed Motorola to defend themselves against Microsoft, Apple and Oracle.  


     


    It's a dog eat dog world, Google is simply doing what is necessary.  I don't think they want to be in the hardware business any more than Apple wants them to.  Google seems happiest when they're inventing new, crazy things, paid for by their advertising model.  They've always struck me as being run by incredibly creative nerds who were forced into advertising by necessity, and would rather do other things.  


     


    What I can't wait for is cars driven by Google, driving is tedious sometimes (rush hour).  I also love their cloud services - it works seamlessly between my phone, the wife's iPhone, and our computers (which run Linux).  

  • Reply 29 of 29


    Regarding Iphone 5 and Siri and Talkler. Even with iOS6, and the new iPhone 5, Siri still won’t do email.We need true email inbox management that’s eyes-free. There’s a NEW smartphone app called Talkler — billed as “email for your ears.” Talkler is a free smartphone app for heads-up, hands-off, reads-aloud-to-you,voice-controlled email. So we can reclaim those wasted minutes behind the wheel, and get to the office with an empty inbox. Worth checking out:Facebook.com/Talkler and www.Talkler.com

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