Not to be out done by Apple, Google has updated their Voice Search App for iOS to produce a fast and accurate voice recognition service.
This update clearly competes with Siri for the affection of iOS device owners. The new update does not give the voice feedback in the UK as seen on the video. This obviously gives Apple’s Siri the advantage for UK users.
However, one advantage the Google’s Voice Search has over Siri is speed. Google’s Voice Search uses instant search to find the answer to your, which results in a faster respond to your queries
Here is the press release from Google’s blog:
[et_lb_paper] When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you are and whatever device you’re using. The new Google Search app for iPhone and iPad helps you to do just that with enhanced voice search that answers any question with the comprehensive Google search results you know and love.
Fast and accurate voice recognition technology enables Google to understand exactly what you’re saying. Getting an answer is as simple as tapping on the microphone icon and asking a question like, “Is United Airlines flight 318 on time?” Your words appear as you speak, you get your answer immediately and—if it’s short and quick, like the status and departure time of your flight—Google tells you the answer aloud.
You can get answers to an increasingly wide variety of questions thanks to Knowledge Graph, which gives our search technology an understanding of people, places and things in the real world. Here are a few of the questions that Google can answer:
- “What does Yankee Stadium look like?” Google will show you hundreds of pictures instantly.
- “Play me a trailer of the upcoming James Bond movie.” The trailer starts playing immediately right within Google Search.
- “When does daylight savings time end?” The answer will appear above the search results, so you can set your clock without having to click on a link.
- “Who’s in the cast of The Office?” See a complete cast list and find out who made you crack up last night.