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Video: Siri vs. New Google Voice Search

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At the Google I/O keynote from day 1 (watch it here at the 20:00 minute mark), the Android team took the wraps off a new product called Google Now that was powered by a new version of Voice Search (our hands-on). During the demo of it, we were all impressed by the beautiful new UI, answer cards with relevant info, and accuracy. To call this a giant step forward in voice searching, might even be an understatement.

Naturally, people were quick to compare this to Apple’s Siri since it gets all of the play these days in the voice search category. We argued that Siri isn’t even on the same level since Google Now actually predicts your life rather than forcing you to ask things of it all of the time, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in a good battle between the two. So speaking of battles, who wants to see one? 

Our friends at TechnoBuffalo happen to have both an iPhone and Galaxy Nexus, giving them the opportunity to put Siri and the new Voice Search to the test. I don’t mean to spoil anything, but as an Android fan, you will walk away from this with your head held high.

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Via:  TechnoBuffalo

Cheers Nick!

  • panicswhenubered

    That’s pretty awesome, I will probably continue not using any voice assistant though…. that is unless, of course, it’s to show all my iphone friends how much their phones suck. 4tehlulz :/

  • jason

    While in Google Now, you can say Google, or Elgoog.

  • Skittleoid

    I bow in respect to your accomplishments google. Bravo.

  • JulianZHuang

    iFan: SIRI 4EVER! ANDROID SUCK
    Android: iOSheep SUCK!!

    me: got the gn and going to buy the new phone. win-win!

  • http://profiles.google.com/crazyrunner33 David Flower

    Let me get this straight, Apple is spending almost 100 million dollars to ban a phone that is almost 8 months old and will soon be replaced only because of a few non innovative patents that Apple shouldn’t have had in the first place. Could that money have been better spent improving their own product instead?

  • Prime7

    Navigation now uses the new voice, too. It sounds a lot more organic than the ICS voice.

  • Anon984

    Google Search definitely came out ahead but I do like the way the iphone displayed that information in most cases in the video. I’ll still stick with my Galaxy Nexus and hope I get Jelly Bean soon.

  • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

    This almost makes me want trade my 4S back for my old G-Nex…BUT battery life is basically why I probably won’t.

  • bogy25

    F apple

  • cody

    Is it just me or when you open Google now and say “Google” it doesn’t work. anyway to fix it?

    • trolololo

      no it works, but I think that defeats the purpose of hands free, in a situation like driving a car. Open Google Now, then use voice commands

      • cody

        But in my search bar it only says search and doesn’t say “or say Google”. Any fix?

  • http://twitter.com/chisox05matt Matt

    This has nothing to do with this article but is anyone else pumped for the new Google music widget? I mean its not at that great but its a big improvement on the last one.

  • yellowcanary73

    Isn’t google phone using 4g and iphone using 3g.

    • itsgonnalast

      That’s a good question for AT&T. I’d like to hear their answer.

    • ultravisitor

      They’re both on wifi.

    • JonathanG

      Nope for this test the are both on Wi-fi

    • rtjyu

      They’re both on Wi-Fi, look at the status bars

  • itsgonnalast

    Most people I talk to (both Android and iPhone users) don’t seem to realize that Google has been learning speech patterns for *years*.

    Google Voice prompts me to donate my voicemail so Google can learn
    speech, not to mention the voice app in Android since ~2010, voice
    search in Chrome, Google Translate, etc.

    It’s a shame that Siri got so much attention simply because Apple programmed it to tell jokes.