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Hackers Reverse Engineer Apple’s Siri, Coming To An Android Device Near You?

When the iPhone 4S was revealed last month most, if not all consumers felt a little bit let down. It wasn’t the much hyped redesigned iPhone 5, it didn’t even feature 4G connectivity. The one feature that it did include was Apple’s new voice assistant, Siri an addition that many didn’t see as a reason to upgrade. Nonetheless, the Apple fanboys were out in full on release day, making the iPhone 4S the best selling iPhone.

Apple has been hard at work keeping Siri under-wraps and attempting to prevent hackers from enabling the feature on older iPhone devices. However, it seems as if even Apple cannot stop the dev community as Paris-based firm, Applidium has cracked Siri’s code and revealed it to the world. Any developer now has the ability to write an application and integrate Siri’s functionality into it.

Applidium has written a lengthy blog post about the process on their website, if you are a developer or just a little curious then you should definitely check it out. Anyone else interested to see some Siri action on Android, or should i*phone software stay off of our operating system?

Via: Forbes.

Cheers Joe and PeacedOut!

  • Anonymous

    Siriously, who cares?

  • I find voice control cool while using music player on my smartphone. It would be very convenient to switch between songs without taking the phone out from my pocket. But talking to a phone and making it tell you stories like some iPhone owners do… I think it’s just weird. I would rather talk to my friends and not to my phone. Even if it is an iPhone. iPhone 4S: the most amazing phone or the greatest disappointment?http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/10/iphone-4s-most-amazing-phone-or.html

  • Vlingo.

  • ViciousKing1914

    They took our notification bar….that hoe is ours!!!

  • Siri is really the only interesting thing about the iphoney.

  • Dominick DeVito

    The iPhone 4s just lost its mojo

  • Anonymous

    F*ck Siri and the phone she road in on… Just sayin

  • Anonymous


  • I see the benefits of Siri but personally I don’t talk that way to my phone. 

    For instance: I say to voice commands: “marilyn monroe birthdate” for a Google search instead of something like “Sup Siri, nm nm, ok so when was Marilyn Monroe born?” I also don’t want my phone saying “OK, let me find that for you, Eric! I’m opening Google now!” It seems like a bigger production than it needs to be w/ Siri, ironically, since you’re supposed to be using it to save time.

    • Jason Cohen

      You can actually set Siri to not speak back to you and to perform the action without reply. Have you actually spent any real time using it? I only ask because a lot of people on these boards are quick to dog the other platform when they haven’t actually used it in real life situations. I just left my Droid X to go back to iOS & bought an iPhone 4S; Siri is 100x better than Google Voice search ever was. I like both platforms, I do miss the larger screen, but ultimately Android needs to fix their buggy ass software hopefully with ICS. I didn’t leave Android because of the hardware as there are a lot of great phones out there with terrific build quality… I loved the build quality of my X, however, if the software doesn’t work in tandem with the hardware then what good does the hardware do? With little to no usage, my battery was down to 5% within 8-10 hours, multiple times per week I’d have to do a battery pull, there was constant lag… this was all after like the 3rd GB update Verizon pushed out. I also rooted to get around this problem and was running the CM7 build for a while… still the same problems. Lag, reboots, battery pulls and terrible battery life. I would consider myself a fanboy of both as I check sites for both daily and keep up with developments on both platforms. All of this being said, ultimately the iPhone does offer a smoother experience and that is what I was looking for. There is no lag, contrary to other users troubles I get terrific battery life (even before the 5.0.1 update), the screen is a little small for me but the Retina display is truly beautiful, and when I press call on a contact it does not wait 10-15 seconds while thinking it over, it actually dials immediately. I thought of waiting for ICS but since I have another upgrade coming up in March, I thought I’d give the iPhone another shot and I’m happy I did. Unless ICS just blows me away when I finally get my hands on it to play with it, I’ll be sticking with iOS while Android continues to iron out it’s software kinks, pure Google experience or not! I just don’t understand why people can’t like what they like without the other side wanting to dog them for it. Competition creates innovation and with both sides bringing new ideas to the table all of us win. All of the arguing back and forth gets a little childish and immature after a while, so everyone take a breath and simply enjoy what you like and stop worrying about what other people think.

      • Truth be told (as I’m just now seeing this reply), I like aspects of both platforms and am not as dogmatic as other commenters on the site. I haven’t used Siri extensively as I don’t own an iPhone, but the gal pal does and my boss does, and other than using it as a timer when cooking, it’s not as life-changing as one would think. Agree with all of your statements about apple devices being a smoother & more stable operation, but one could say the same of fascist governments 🙂

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  • Thatsjared87

    I have both an OG Droid and an iPhone, and I have to say, Siri is pretty sweet. The only thing I use her for is to schedule meetings, turn on alarm clocks, and set reminders for myself. This wouldn’t be too hard to replicate even without the source code.

  • Samvelavich

    I dont want any apples on my ice cream please and thank you 🙂


    bring it…call it iris…lol…backwards…theres plenty of them on the android market but they all suck and don’t integrate so if someone could do this…and make it like an add on to google voice, id pay 5 bucks for the app…max of course…anywheres below would be awesome..

  • Anonymous

    Bring it on.  If it makes my phone better than an iphone I am game!

    • Anonymous

      If you have an Android, your phone IS better than the i*hone… just sayin

  • GCurry

    Chalk one up to developers in this little French company

  • Krose47

    so after all the talk about how apple and siri aint ish they go right ahead and copy it…oh well it was to be expected since android copies everything they have anyways…poor android  🙁

    • Anonymous

      so ignorant, so blind. poor you 🙁

    • Dominick DeVito

      Wow. Yeah

      -drop down notifications
      -wireless sync
      -tabbed browsing
      -split keyboard
      -open apps from the lock screen
      -OTA updates

      Were on Android first. Educate yourself before blasting false facts, dumbass.

  • Tito

    What is the big deal? Speaktoit has the same functionality and its been out for a while. Now with the Siri craze it has given the developer an extra boost to advance development. Anyone who says this one or that one is better obviously has not used both Speaktoit and Siri extensively. Speaktoit works very well and does all the same tricks as Siri.

  • Imminent Apple Lawsuits Incoming in 5 4 3 2 1, now!

  • wordtoyourmothers

    is there any legal issues with this firm “stealing” siri?

  • But you still have to spoof a key from a real iPhone 4S. It’s possible it could be done, but I don’t see this becoming an app in the Market for mass consumption.

  • I did an informal test with my Android phone (Thunderbolt running Cyanogen 7) when the iPhone 4s ad highlighting Siri first aired.
    I was able to get answers to all the questions posed to Siri using the voice commands built into Android, I’m at a loss as to what is so revolutionary and therefore have no need for it ported to Android.

  • google better release an android version before apple patents it and then tries to take them to court.

    • Anonymous

      Guaranteed they already have the rights to it. Siri would have to be ported through a ROM or some third party variant. If google themselves release it working off apple’s servers, they would be screwed…

    • Anonymous

      Apple bought the company that developed Siri, so they also own the patents to it.

  • Anonymous

    Now you can just say “I have siri too, dumbass.”