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Google Search for Android update brings offline voice recognition to non-Google apps [video]

Google has quietly made its offline voice recognition feature available to non-Google applications in its latest Google Search for Android update.
by Chris SmithFebruary 17, 20131

Speaktoit Assistant adds premium subscription, allows users to teach it custom commands

The developers behind Speaktoit Assistant, one of the best virtual assistants available for Android, have recently unveiled a premium version of the app that allows users to teach their ...
by Conan HughesJanuary 27, 20137

Amazon buys text-to-speech software company Ivona

Amazon announced today that they have acquired text-to-speech company Ivona. Could it mean competition for Google Now and Siri?
by Shea HarrisJanuary 24, 20131

Siri was meant for Verizon’s Droid lineup, before Apple came calling

Details have emerged showing that Siri almost landed as an Android feature before purchase by Apple.
by Shea HarrisJanuary 23, 20138

SkyPhrase uses more intelligent speech recognition than Siri, Google Voice Actions

Siri was great when Apple launched the iPhone 4S, and had actually been one of the main marketing points of Apple's smartphone platform. But a startup company says Siri is actually ...
by J. Angelo RacomaNovember 9, 20127

Google voice search app for iOS scores better than Siri

A quick test of Google's newly released voice search app for iOS reveals its superior performance over the native Siri. Even though limited to web based searches, Google voice search ...
by Varun RajNovember 5, 20127

Google’s updated search app for iOS poses serious challenge to Siri

With Google's latest update to its iOS Search application, it might pose a more serious challenge to Siri on its iOS home turf. Google's latest Search app for the iPhone and iPad may ...
by J. Angelo RacomaOctober 31, 20127

Samsung S-Voice, Google Now, and Apple Siri in the cross hairs of a patent troll called ATC

It's not very often that Apple and Google get sued for something, but that may well be happening in the next month. Instead of offering a service, patent troll ATC, who controls the ...
by Joe HindyOctober 5, 20122

Maluuba now available in the U.K., Ireland and Australia [video]

We've talked about a lot of Siri alternatives for Android, but one that we haven't yet mentioned is Maluuba. Until today it was only available for customers in the U.S. and Canada, but ...
by Kristofer WoukOctober 1, 2012

Nuance envisions a non-so-distant future in which smartphones are always listening

Ever heard the old saying, "the walls have ears?" Apparently smartphones have ears as well at least if Nuance has its way. Okay, so voice communication with a smartphone isn't anything ...
by Andrew GrushSeptember 24, 20121
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