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 zima on Thu 20th Oct 2011 16:49 UTC in reply to "Well, this is curious"
zima
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To be clear: OSNews' original description of iOS5's voice recognition was wrong?

When the original description is filtered less...
[...] does already anyway. They do claim it will sport a more natural feel to it, but only time will tell how well it'll work outside of pre-recorded and widely tested on-stage demos.

...it seems to be just cautious about typical PR spectacles, waiting for at least a bit more independent demonstrations. Hm, but I can understand how such approach might confuse the faithful...

(plus, personally I would apply "not on the same level" also simply to severe lack of polish and maturity of this specific flavour of interaction; Iris is largely just a quick mash-up)

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