iOS 7, Siri, and Google: Apple still playing catch up, but making aggressive moves
Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:31 PM
Did you notice the complete lack of ads in Siri's web results? There's not a snowball'a chance in hell of Google letting Apple strip away their search ads. Microsoft, however, is trying to promote their search and is clearly willing to play ball.
So Google competes with the iPhone. Microsoft competes with *every single other product Apple makes*. Including the iPhone. And they have a far longer and more successful history pissing off Apple.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:53 PM
And no Google possible, if I read this correctly.
I can understand Apple throwing down the gauntlet, but its removing user choice in the search engine Siri uses is offensive, in my view.
I took the Bing Challenge, and Google won. It's simply the superior search engine. I resent being a pawn in Apple's Google feud.
P.S. Not only are the squiggly lines when you talk to Siri bad interface design, but so is the white text on top of the blotchy grey background in Siri's results. Shame on you, Apple, for foisting this travesty off on the users!
Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:50 AM
Yes, agreed, Google's transcription process is more real time than Apple's and I do prefer that one feature. I'd even say that for web searches, Google's service is faster as well. However, it most every other respect, I find Siri to be a much better service overall, mostly due to it's deep integration with the phone and supporting applications. Likewise, the headline doesn't seem to be supported by the content of this article.