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: Well, this is curious
by AnythingButVista on Thu 20th Oct 2011 16:22 UTC in reply to "Well, this is curious"
AnythingButVista
Member since:
2008-08-27

In all fairness, Android has had voice recognition for a long time and even WP7 got it before Apple. The only things Apple has to its credit, it's that Siri responds to more natural-sounding commands, Siri can be more fun to use, and that unlike the voice options in Android, Siri is almost useless outside of the USA.

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RE[2]: Well, this is curious
by rhavyn on Thu 20th Oct 2011 21:56 in reply to "RE: Well, this is curious"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

even WP7 got it before Apple.


Voice controls were added to the iPhone in the 3GS, released June 19, 2009 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_3GS)

Windows Phone 7 was released October 21, 2010 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Phone)

Just, FYI

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RE[2]: Well, this is curious
by MysterMask on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 18:46 in reply to "RE: Well, this is curious"
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12

In all fairness, Android has had voice recognition for a long time and even WP7 got it before Apple.


In all fairness, Apple had voice recognition before Siri (even though that is difficult to swallow for Thom & Co. (e. g. just think how Thom would comment the <strike>new</strike> copied features of Android 4 if the thing would be labeled "iOS5")

Edited 2011-10-23 18:50 UTC

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