Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/2/2012 | 7:57:44 PM
re: Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions
This article was really only comparing SEARCH features as a comparison between the two voice recognition systems. Obviously Google is making up ground fast to even be considered on par -- if not perhaps better -- than Siri with respect to search features. For those who need a more expanded level of "speech recognition" you might look to products provided by Vlingo, Nuance, or the infamous "Jelly Bean" -- in this way you can send those e-mails, tweet something, whatever.... Comparing the two systems as you have is like comparing apples to oranges -- this comparison solely focused on the SEARCH features. I am certain there are comparisons between Siri and Jelly Bean or Dragon Natural or... that would offer you the type of comparison that you seek.
User Rank: Apprentice
11/2/2012 | 7:44:53 PM
re: Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions
No -- Google went right to the trailer for the "The Hobbit" -- unlike Siri, Google made no attempt to display a trailer which has not yet been released -- that is, the sequel to "The Hobbit". A little misleading perhaps, but no inconsistencies here.
User Rank: Strategist
11/2/2012 | 5:35:29 PM
re: Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions
I'm sorry, but Google Search is NOT a viable alternative to Siri, except in one area: search.

Search is all that Google Search does. It's a one-trick pony.

Siri, on the other hand, is an extremely helpful digital assistant for a myriad of daily activities:

Ask Google Search to add an event to your calendar. Ooops. Sorry, it doesn't do that.
How about taking a memo for you? Oh, Google Search doesn't do that, either.
Or send a text to Mom? Again, Google Search can't help you.
Place a call? No again, for Google Search.
Tweet something?
Post something on Facebook?
Make a dinner reservation?
Open your Photos?
Play some music?
Remind you of something?
Send an email?
Wake you up at a certain time?
Check someone's address in your address book?
Locate a friend?
None of those are handled by Google Search. Not one. But Siri handles them all and she does it quite well. And that's important when you're in the car and need to get stuff done but can't type or take your eyes off the road. It's even helpful when you're just sitting at your desk doing work and need Siri to take care of something else for you so you can keep working.

I agree that Google Search does search very well. That's no surprise, since that's Google's focus and where it makes it's money. But in no other way does it replace Siri. And since Siri can present the same search results as Google -- even if it does take a couple seconds longer -- it's far easier to just stick with one digital assistant.
User Rank: Apprentice
11/2/2012 | 7:13:53 AM
re: Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions
"Siri deserves credit for realizing there's more than one version of "The Hobbit," but shouldn't have included next year's sequel. Google showed more sense by guessing what I meant."

Huh? You say Siri shouldn't have included next year's sequel, but you also say, "Google Search App quickly loaded the trailer for the upcoming movie "The Hobbit"," so Google did the exact thing you said Siri shouldn't have done. So how did Google show more sense? Or why shouldn't have Siri included next year's sequel?
User Rank: Apprentice
11/2/2012 | 6:22:18 AM
re: Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions
to use google search hold the search button (magnifying glass) it automatically comes up. this guy is an apple drone. your argument against the google search for being less accessible is user inexperience.

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