When Apple came out with their current iPhone model, the iPhone 4S, one of the biggest features that customers spoke about was Siri, the iPhone’s female voice assistant. Since the launch of Siri, we’ve seen many reviews of Siri regarding its quality and accuracy.
Well, it turns out that Siri may no longer be the only voice assistant on your Apple device as Google wants to introduce Apple fans to the world of Voice Search. This app will be available for both the iPhone as well as the iPad and similar to its Android cousin, the iOS version will interface with Google’s Knowledge Graph feature, thereby taking into account the users physical location in relation to what the search query is. As such, when you ask a simple question such as what are the current movies playing, Google will offer up results based up the closed movie theaters. Similar to this, Google will also recognize ambiguous items. For instance, if you perform a voice search for Rio, Google will recognize that this could have multiple meanings including a casino, a movie and a major South American city.
There’s no double that when the Google Voice Search app does arrive for iOS, the inevitable comparisons of Voice Search versus Siri will take place. If you have an iOS device, would you use Google’s Voice Search or would you prefer to stay with an in-house iOS solution?