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  1. Tim_Katarn's Avatar
    The one place Siri outperforms Google Now (coming from a former iOS user) is voice-only commands. I keep harping on this to try to build some momentum behind getting Google to address it.

    Try this: Pair a bluetooth headset and put your phone in your pocket. Try to send a text message with Google Now configured as your voice command provider. You can fill out the recipient, the message text, etc. Then you get a prompt to confirm sending. Via a button. On the screen, In your pocket.

    Try the same thing with Siri and it asks you to confirm. By saying OK. Message sent, no physical interaction. I used to use this all the time when driving. It was easy to send a text message to my wife saying traffic sucked and I was going to be late, or the like.

    Don't get me wrong, overall Google Now is better. Voice recognition, speed, etc. Apple has worked pretty hard to optimizing their workflow to make Siri useful in cases where Google Now isn't, though. There is a different focus during development, and it shows. Google Now is about the presentation of information in new and cool ways, and Siri is about streamlining interaction.

    I will say that this is one of the places I really appreciate S Voice, Dragon Assistant, and the like. And Android's more open nature makes those apps possible in a way that doesn't happen on iOS. Still, there are definitely some lessons Google Now can learn from Siri.
    I agree with this completely. I'd like to not have to hit my phone physically to send the text.
    bearda likes this.
    08-29-2013 11:47 AM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    I bought the X the day it came out, on Friday and today I returned it an exchange for the HTC One, So here's my issue.
    "Ok Google Now" does not work as well as advertised, It is nothing like Siri which its trying to be.( you have to admit Siri works pretty well)

    The Moto X is $250 16gig on 2 yr contract, the HTC One is $199 for 32 gig
    the HTC has all around better specs, it has a bigger screen, and a better camera.
    if your looking for active notifications like Moto X has
    this app looks and mimics Moto X to the T- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enotifications
    If your looking for the camera shake like Moto X- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keCamera&hl=en
    Here's your sign.
    jrowe likes this.
    08-29-2013 11:53 AM
  3. Strawdawg's Avatar
    Me, too
    08-29-2013 12:06 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    08-29-2013 12:06 PM
  5. wamsille's Avatar
    It has been my experience that you have to give a phone more than 48 or 72 hours to determine if it is going to be a fit. I was just about sold on the Galaxy S4 Active until mine became messed up from water damage and the replacement suffered the same fate several days later. When a main selling point of the device fails, and you gave it ample time to be tested in real world conditions, then you could say "it wasn't for me" and be done with it.

    I heavily debated going to the Moto X when it became available, but I literally had one day to make the choice and ended up going with the Lumia 1020. If I didn't go with the X it would have been the HTC One. Between those three phones I mentioned I can imagine most people would be happy with their purchase. I don't like all the thinks the Lumia does / does not do, but the same can be said for the X and One in my book. But overrated? The X? There is more going on under the hood than you know. And I'm just a WP fanboy. (not really)
    08-29-2013 01:10 PM
  6. maxman1's Avatar
    Personally I've never seen siri out perform Google now. Interesting it was that way for you. HTC one is a dope phone though. I got it for my mom's. Still get tickled by how good that camera is in low light. Just hate sense and being forced to use blinkfeed

    Posted via Android Central App
    This. I personally find Google Now far more productive (though less "cutesy") than Siri with faster, more accurate, relevant results & not to mention the predictive functions. It is rapidly revolutionizing the smart phone.

    Sent from my Droid RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk2
    08-29-2013 03:41 PM
  7. smallfrys's Avatar
    Not trying to flame the OP, but unless the Google Now voice recognition is different on the Moto X than on other phones, I find Google Now's voice recognition to be vastly superior to Siri's. I have a pretty neutral accent, but it's even more noticeable for some of my foreign friends. Siri just cannot understand Indians, it would seem, whereas Google Now is far better with that accent. I'm not against iPhones, either. Had the original and 3GS, and since I love my MBA, wouldn't mind getting another one if they increased the screen sizes and I could get Voice working natively.

    As far as Moto X vs. HTC One, I agree on that and personally prefer the One and am waiting for it to arrive. Active Notifications were cool, but I prefer not to get notified too often about things anyway, as it's distracting; and the only time I could see myself using touchless control is in the car. Otherwise, I already just use home button shortcut and the mic icon, as it looks about as douchey to say "Okay, Google Now" in public as wearing a Bluetooth headset. Still, I might get a Moto X just to try it out when Motomaker comes to Verizon, or in a future iteration that hopefully has 1080p.
    08-29-2013 04:00 PM
  8. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I bought the X the day it came out, on Friday and today I returned it an exchange for the HTC One, So here's my issue.
    "Ok Google Now" does not work as well as advertised, It is nothing like Siri which its trying to be.( you have to admit Siri works pretty well)
    Siri works well if you need your phone to give pointless responses and you're lonely in need of a friend/laugh. But for ACTUAL real world usage, Siri is completely useless. When my Father In Law got his iPhone 4s and it was brand new, we all sat in the family room listening to him test it. Every time he asked a pointless question, Siri gave a very amusing, cutesy response. And we'd get a good laugh. When he asked for directions, or a phone number to a business, or for pizza delivery, or to tell him the weather it would either say it didn't understand the question, that he needed to try again later, or it would mess it up some other way.

    I have two coworkers who told me they bought the 4s because of Siri, and when I ask them how often they use it, they agree with each other that they could count on one hand how many times they've used it since the first few times of messing around with it with friends. My point is, Siri is a joke. Steve Wozniak even said that Google Voice Actions worked better on his Droid Razr than Siri worked on his 4s. He also said he played with Siri back BEFORE Apple bought it from the company which created it, and he said Apple dumbed it down. (Apple's Siri Has Lost A Few Brain Cells: Woz - Forbes)

    I'm not bashing your choice to return the X. The One is a great choice. But let's not pretend Siri is worth anything at all.
    08-29-2013 04:15 PM
  9. jschu22's Avatar
    Siri doesnt outperform Google now even with iOS7 Siri.
    Wrong.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2013 05:45 PM
  10. thegrants82's Avatar
    Yes I am running both and I think that Google Now does some things better and Siri does other things better. But Google Now is my go to.
    Wrong.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Ry likes this.
    08-29-2013 05:49 PM
  11. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    If you don't think its worth it don't buy it or consider it. Lots of people are interested and your opinions most likely won't stop them from purchasing the moto x. Let people get what they want while you get what you want with your money.

    Sent from my HTC One
    08-29-2013 05:59 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Wrong.

    Posted via Android Central App
    It would probably be helpful to post examples of where one beats the other, instead of just instigating with a one word reply.
    08-29-2013 06:00 PM
  13. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I think every device is different and may not be a perfect fit for everyone, which is why OEMs produce various models. Personally, I see the Moto X as a great device and it would be a great fit for me. Glad to see the HTC One is ideal for you, it really is an awesome device.
    Aquila and SlackBlade like this.
    08-29-2013 06:00 PM
  14. jschu22's Avatar
    Does everyone realize that this discussion is not about siri v Google now? Yeah, didn't think so.

    Anyway, they both have their strengths and short comings. I find Google now to be great at what I use Google search or even Google maps for but siri to be better at actions I'd perform with a specific app, such as reminders and such. Google now cannot turn on and off bluetooth and doesn't read back, essentially requiring visual and/or physical interaction. Google's speech recognition is better to me, which is a big part of why I find certain aspects to be more accurate.

    iOS 7 has definitely upped siri's functionality and I have my doubt's that those commenting here have as much time in with that as they have with Google now. I mean this is an Android forum after all. A perfect example is all the references to the 4S, a phone that came out almost 2 years ago.

    That being said, I do feel as though Google now is noticeably more accurate and thus possibly more useful for most. Apple just has them on being more functional without physical interaction.

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    08-29-2013 06:01 PM
  15. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    "Ok Google Now" does not work as well as advertised, It is nothing like Siri which its trying to be.( you have to admit Siri works pretty well)
    Siri works better than Google Now?

    There's a knee-slapper.

    No one is admitting something as silly as that statement; Siri isn't in the same league as GNow.
    jephanie likes this.
    08-29-2013 06:03 PM
  16. jschu22's Avatar
    It would probably be helpful to post examples of where one beats the other, instead of just instigating with a one word reply.
    You're absolutely right, although you could make a case for the same being said to whom I quoted in my post.

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    08-29-2013 06:04 PM
  17. jschu22's Avatar
    As good as it works, and I really do like my Moto X, I feel silly saying "OK Google now" in public.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2013 06:06 PM
  18. JungleLarry's Avatar
    Completely dismissing Google Now or Siri as "useless" or "inferior" is pretty much the pinnacle of fanboyism. There are some things Siri does that I wish Google Now could do, and vice versa. I prefer Google Now, but I'd be lying if I said Siri didn't have its (or her?) attractions.

    But more to the topic at hand, the Moto X is only overrated if you thought it to be something it isn't. I haven't seen a whole lot of overzealous praise for the Moto X, and everyone seems to be pretty realistic in their expectations. Spend some time on this forum and you'd have known exactly what you were getting, and more. We're excited about its new features, but we're also very honest about its shortcomings.
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    08-29-2013 06:09 PM
  19. jephanie's Avatar
    I would love to see ANY phone that isn't overrated. They all are. They all have shortcomings or issues in some way. The iPhone 5, the GS4, the One. Each have something that could be considered to be overrated.
    Greg C likes this.
    08-29-2013 06:10 PM
  20. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Does everyone realize that this discussion is not about siri v Google now? Yeah, didn't think so.

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    Looks to me like you've contributed as much to that aspect of the discussion as anyone. I don't see the point in trying to call others out for something you are participating in just as much.

    All your comments so far seem to have a bitter tone. If something is upsetting you, just move on. Like you said, Google Now has a better voice recognition, while Siri has more functionality being hands free. Both have pro's and con's. If the thing can't understand you (Siri) then what good does it do to not have to touch the device? Google Now can understand what you tell it, and then maybe 1 out of 100 times it's inconvenient to touch one button on the screen to complete the function. Personally, I prefer the latter of the two options and scenarios.

    The reason we're hashing out Now vs Siri is because they are key features of each OS, and the OP was most specific about that comparison as opposed to anything else.
    08-29-2013 06:10 PM
  21. jschu22's Avatar
    Looks to me like you've contributed as much to that aspect of the discussion as anyone. I don't see the point in trying to call others out for something you are participating in just as much.

    All your comments so far seem to have a bitter tone. If something is upsetting you, just move on. Like you said, Google Now has a better voice recognition, while Siri has more functionality being hands free. Both have pro's and con's. If the thing can't understand you (Siri) then what good does it do to not have to touch the device? Google Now can understand what you tell it, and then maybe 1 out of 100 times it's inconvenient to touch one button on the screen to complete the function. Personally, I prefer the latter of the two options and scenarios.

    The reason we're hashing out Now vs Siri is because they are key features of each OS, and the OP was most specific about that comparison as opposed to anything else.
    My mistake. I missed the part of the original post where siri was mentioned.

    Wait, was that too bitter?

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    08-29-2013 06:16 PM
  22. CellGuy's Avatar
    If you guys have ever taken a Trip and have Google now tell you your plane , hotel and rental info in real time is awesome. I was blown away by the info it was able to provide on my home screen widget.

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    Aquila and jephanie like this.
    08-29-2013 06:43 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    It would probably be helpful to post examples of where one beats the other, instead of just instigating with a one word reply.
    return_0 posted this:
    Face Off: Hilarious Siri Vs. Google Search - YouTube

    Also, Google Now has gotten MUCH better since 4.1 in Summer of 2012. Presumably Siri has too, and I know they just announced some improvements for the release next month.
    thunderup likes this.
    08-29-2013 06:53 PM
  24. anon5664829's Avatar
    Yeah Siri is just as good as Now

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    08-29-2013 07:26 PM
  25. anon5664829's Avatar
    This. I personally find Google Now far more productive (though less "cutesy") than Siri with faster, more accurate, relevant results & not to mention the predictive functions. It is rapidly revolutionizing the smart phone.

    Sent from my Droid RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk2
    Disagree once again.

    Posted via my awesome rooted Nexus 4 and Android Central App)
    08-29-2013 07:27 PM
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