Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 09:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "XDA member vari9 points us to an app developed by a few devs over at dexetra that basically does the same exact thing as Siri. Total development time? 8 hours, according to the devs. Needless to say, this little amount of time put in the app almost guarantees that it is in alpha stage and as such you are likely to receive weird answers or no answers at all, but as with everything in the world of Android, this is a work in progress, which will flourish rather soon due to the large interest that was generated on this technology thanks to Apple's marketing efforts." It's quite clearly not on the same level as Siri, but the fact these developers managed to get this far this quickly is pretty impressive. Then again, as long as Iris keeps interpreting 'Fiona Apple' as 'Fianna Apple', 'owner Apple' or 'George Bush' (?!), it's completely pointless to me. In any case, it's free on the Android Market.
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RE[2]: Well, this is curious
by jack_perry on Thu 20th Oct 2011 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Well, this is curious"
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I dunno, Thom; I don't use any of them. That's why I ask. Still, the original quote was not merely "voice recognition" but "improvements to voice recognition."

The original description is rather dismissive, quite frankly, & I took that at face value when reading articles that gushed over Siri. But I guess apparently Apple had something pretty neat, which WP7 and Android do not have. Otherwise, Android devs wouldn't be trying to imitate it.

I have no problems w/Android devs' imitating it, BTW -- just as I have no problems w/Apple's imitating Android's notification system. But, given that the original article wasn't a very good summary of what Apple actually had, I'm left wondering if Apple's notification system is also somehow different from Android's.

I could go out & compare devices myself, but then why should I come here & read this website?

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