Siri vs. Google Search
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:01 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:35 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:01 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:20 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:46 AM
I agree that there should be, at minimum, an option to tell Siri it is ok to automatically browse the web (though this does require to to unlock your iPhone first, which is understandable, especially given the recent 'security breaches' found in iOS 6.1
My biggest issue with your article is this.
"despite the fact that I clearly did not say “launch Google Earth.” Argh"
I get what you are saying, but why do I think it is better to ask than launch an app you don't want. Especially since not all app names are what you think they are.
Siri is amazing at the things they actually advertise it to do. I love holding my home button, getting the double chime, saying "tell my wife that the kids are in" when I drop them off at school. Don't take my eyes off the road, even. I get then response "here is your message to (wife's name): 'The kids are in'"
Again, your points on web search are spot on.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:08 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:16 AM
Sounds like this story needs an update to highlight what Siri can really do which is so much more than Google's search only voice can do.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:19 AM
Siri does more. Slow at search. Makes mistakes - especially when you have an accent. But it can manage my phone. Reminders to call someone or when I get home to do a task. And she makes better conversation.
I can see Siri getting better at search, but not Google getting integrated with our iDevices.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:30 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:36 AM
I don't think that's the thrust of the article of course siri can do more than Google search because it's integrated into the iPhone, but if Google Now was on iPhone I'd use that any day over siri which is a better comparison if you want to look at integrated speech platforms.