November 5, 2012
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The guys at Gizmodo ran a quick test of the newly released iOS Google Search voice feature against the iOS native Siri and the results clearly favor Google. Although, while both applications had their limitations, the publication concluded that the Google voice search was faster in response compared to Siri:

Google came up with a quicker response almost every time, was more accurate, and frankly sounded much less grating than Siri.

Google scored better than Siri when it came to web based searches. Siri had to be instructed on the type of browser to be used to conduct the searches which required an additional click. As the test video below shows, Google voice search can run searches almost instantly while Siri takes a few seconds before it thinks and display the search results. However, the Google voice search is unable to search through the data residing on your iPhone which limits its functionality compared to Siri.

This app is Google’s first ever app released for the iPhone that directly competes with the Siri functionality and Google seems to be outsmarting quite a few native iPhone features. On a different note, Google is quite skeptical about releasing its Google Maps app for the iPhone fearing that it could be turned down by Apple, although the iPhone maker would most likely have to approve it.

What do you think of the performance of this Google voice search app for iPhone?

Varun Raj
Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.
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