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[3]: Well, this is curious
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well, this is curious"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Still, the original quote was not merely "voice recognition" but "improvements to voice recognition."


Ah, not only did you ignore the rest of the quote as highlighted in another comment, you also misread the statement.

"For the rest, it was a long rundown of iOS5 features we already knew, and improvements to voice recognition - which is something WP7, Android, and every other self-respecting mobile operating system does already anyway."

What I said was: voice recognition is something other operating systems already have. "Is" is singular, and hence, refers to its singular referent, "voice recognition". For the referent to be "improvements to voice recognition" (the way you read it), the sentence would have to be worded like this:

"For the rest, it was a long rundown of iOS5 features we already knew, and improvements to voice recognition - which are things WP7, Android, and every other self-respecting mobile operating system already do anyway."

Or something like that. I guess I could've worded that differently, but then again, it looks pretty clear to me.

Edited 2011-10-20 18:01 UTC

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RE[4]: Well, this is curious
by jack_perry on Fri 21st Oct 2011 00:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Well, this is curious"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

"Still, the original quote was not merely "voice recognition" but "improvements to voice recognition."


Ah, not only did you ignore the rest of the quote as highlighted in another comment...
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No, I didn't. See below.

What I said was: voice recognition is something other operating systems already have.


According to Rhavyn, iOS had it, too (since 2009, so a little more than two years).

"Is" is singular, and hence, refers to its singular referent, "voice recognition".


Just as "does" is singular, even though its subject is plural? (WP7, Android, and every other self-respecting mobile OS does...)

I don't mind that your English isn't perfect, but if you want to dance a "gotcha!" on English grammar, you better not have your mistakes on full display.

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