Apple has attempted to make big waves with the release of Siri, the new interactive voice software released with the iPhone 4S. The videos and the ads show people simply speaking into their phones while jogging or driving and having their phones understand what they are saying and accomplishing the needed tasks. It sounds really good, is very polished, and Apple is touting it as new advanced technology.
This writer (and Android fan) is here to say that Android’s got the same (or similar) feature in the news iterations of the Voice Search app. I have to admit, I was one of those Android owners that went on a search of the Android Market for a Siri-like Android alternative and even found and tested an app (Vlingo). What I didn’t realize is that the latest version of the Voice Search app included a feature called Voice Actions which takes many of your Android’s abilities and makes them accessible via voice.
The other day I was testing out these voice actions and I’ve got to say, they’re a lot of fun to use! I can also see them being very useful when the hands are busy.
Check out the list of things you can do with the voice actions by checking out Google’s website about it. What do you think? How does Android’s Voice Search and Actions stack up against Apple’s Siri?