05-02-2012 10:23 PM
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  1. bigadam2089's Avatar
    Just wanted to know if I can get siri for Android
    04-18-2012 11:10 PM
  2. dalvik's Avatar
    I'd highly doubt it. Siri connects to Apple servers and resides ONLY on iOS and only on iphones. not even ipads. there are however some instances of siri on android but they're very lame. nothing compared to real siri.
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    04-18-2012 11:15 PM
  3. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Not even close...I don't miss my iPhone 4s...but I do at times miss siri.
    04-18-2012 11:47 PM
  4. Lolanerd's Avatar
    You should try speaktoit assistant, in my opinion it is the best competition that siri has and I've tried them all.
    04-18-2012 11:55 PM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    Skyvi is good too. I am using both

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    04-19-2012 12:18 AM
  6. starbuckk's Avatar
    Going through this now myself. So far I've tried vlingo, Eva and Jeannie and have not been pleased. Looking at speaktoit next.

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    04-19-2012 12:36 AM
  7. jeffeboi's Avatar
    I tried both speaktoit and skyvi and am very disappointed... Neither the very basic question 'What time is it in new york'... Hopefully they get better or a decent siri alternative is developed.
    04-19-2012 02:01 AM
  8. Lanhoj's Avatar
    I really like Jeannie
    04-19-2012 02:03 AM
  9. jjb70's Avatar
    I tried both speaktoit and skyvi and am very disappointed... Neither the very basic question 'What time is it in new york'... Hopefully they get better or a decent siri alternative is developed.
    IMO Siri is worthless (and yes, I like IOS too). Just press and hold your search button and speak "What time is it in New York?" I just did it on very first try and first result in google is "7:57pm Thursday (EDT) - Time in New York NY"
    I use the built in voice search for just about everything on Android and it blows away (completely) what I can do on my iPhone. Just isn't as cute and friendly.
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    04-19-2012 07:00 PM
  10. jeffeboi's Avatar
    For internet searches android voice search owns Siri. As I've pointed out to many apple fanboys when they try to tell me apple invented voice recognition (or some stupid thing like it). It's telling it to call or text people or set up meetings where siri comes to the party.
    04-20-2012 07:44 PM
  11. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    IMO Siri is worthless (and yes, I like IOS too). Just press and hold your search button and speak "What time is it in New York?" I just did it on very first try and first result in google is "7:57pm Thursday (EDT) - Time in New York NY"
    I use the built in voice search for just about everything on Android and it blows away (completely) what I can do on my iPhone. Just isn't as cute and friendly.
    You are the first person I have heard of anywhere who thinks android voice search blows away siri...I have had the iPhone 4s, and now the skyrocket and while I love my skyrocket it isn't even close to siri when using voice search...but you know what they say about opinions...
    04-21-2012 02:05 PM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    It probably depends on what you're looking for. If it's speed and accuracy, google voice search it pretty darned good. I have heard siri can be slow but don't own an iphone. I just know the commercials make you believe it is lightning fast. Siri of course has that personal touch if you're looking for that. It's all about personal taste.
    04-21-2012 05:48 PM
  13. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Just gonna leave this here.

    Steve says ...

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    04-21-2012 06:01 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. Great article on Wozniak.
    04-21-2012 08:12 PM
  15. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    I respect Woz...although he may be a little past his prime...that said...voice search can't find people I call every day...like my girlfriend...or my friend Les...Call Les Wag _ _ _...voice search ...call las vegas......and the thing I miss about my iPhone is saying "wake me at 7 am" and 100 percent of the time having the thing set my alarm correctly...with no additional apps...ymmv...and Woz's too.
    04-21-2012 08:22 PM
  16. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Dumpedduce I want to apologize, as that is 2 people that like voice search better...I do think Jeannie is much better than most of the other android AI apps...vlingo?...just read the customer reviews on their own site for a good laugh sometime...If I was a Vlingo exec...I would be packing 24/7 or get a good body guard at the very least.
    04-21-2012 08:37 PM
  17. Software Guy's Avatar
    Siri has it's pluses. Notably the integration to the calendar and reminders. I taught one of my employees how to use Siri for reminders (such as pick up Kevin for Beers). I have even taught my wife how to use it.

    Do they both? No. I'll have to try one of the latest ones mentioned here.

    BTW, thanks for the link about Woz. It's pretty much how I feel. My wife hates my Skyrocket but once she gets past that it's hey, why can't I do that!
    04-22-2012 08:54 AM
  18. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Yes indeed, I got rid of my iPhone 4s and haven't looked back. I love the Skyrocket, it is one of the best devices I have ever owned. That said you are correct softwareguy, it is the little things that siri could do due to it's integration with stock apps that made it so useful. After living with both, it is my experience that siri just works better for the things that I use my phone for...calendar....scheduling...making calls...sending texts...it just worked. My Android can tell me what the capital of Wyoming is though.
    04-22-2012 09:25 AM
  19. jjb70's Avatar
    You are the first person I have heard of anywhere who thinks android voice search blows away siri...I have had the iPhone 4s, and now the skyrocket and while I love my skyrocket it isn't even close to siri when using voice search...but you know what they say about opinions...
    Yeah, just as you try over and over and only have success with Siri, and Woz tries over and over and only has success with Voice Search, it's a very person specific experience. That's why I started my post with IMO. Regardless, I can't imagine anyone having issue with Voice Search on "What time is it in New York?" as it's merely a google search that's a no brainer for google so it's clearly a better option than many of the third party apps that can't even get that right (ie the one's he was having problems with).
    My point was that most people don't need to search for a Siri equivalent for Android as the built in works great for most searches, just no glitz.
    04-22-2012 09:26 AM
  20. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    I respect Woz...although he may be a little past his prime...that said...voice search can't find people I call every day...like my girlfriend...or my friend Les...Call Les Wag _ _ _...voice search ...call las vegas......and the thing I miss about my iPhone is saying "wake me at 7 am" and 100 percent of the time having the thing set my alarm correctly...with no additional apps...ymmv...and Woz's too.
    I use Vlingo all the time for work. Class A CDL driver and very rarely will I have a problem with it. Also Google voice, even tho Android 4.0 is out now, is still beta and are still working on it.

    Funny story tho, open up Vlingo, I asked it to get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich being stupid one day and it started calling my buddy. I repeated this several times and always called him. I laughed for ever and give him a hard time about it.

    Sent from my Eclipsed Droid RAZR via Tapatalk II
    04-22-2012 08:37 PM
  21. Johnly's Avatar
    Don't expect siri on Android, wont happen. Apple didn't change the 4s design; however, they did dump serious money on siri. No App compares folks, sad truth. However, taunt that huge screen and pop that weather widget!

    Siri has not been ported still.
    04-22-2012 10:41 PM
  22. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Don't expect siri on Android, wont happen. Apple didn't change the 4s design; however, they did dump serious money on siri. No App compares folks, sad truth. However, taunt that huge screen and pop that weather widget!

    Siri has not been ported still.
    I agree..if you think any of the voice command apps for android are up to the siri standard...you're kidding yourself...if you are making the judgement based on a you tube video...you need to try them for yourself...I wish this weren't true as I love my android...but it simply is.

    "no app compares folks, sad truth"
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    04-22-2012 11:13 PM
  23. Johnly's Avatar
    I agree..if you think any of the voice command apps for android are up to the siri standard...you're kidding yourself...if you are making the judgement based on a you tube video...you need to try them for yourself...I wish this weren't true as I love my android...but it simply is.

    "no app compares folks, sad truth"
    I love Android. I think it does a ton right. What I like as well is seeing folks that are real, like you. You don't drink the koolaid, and I respect that. about 98% do. I wish Goolge would drop some projects that are not a hit and dump some multimillions into app integration via voice. They need to own it, third party apps are respectable and some are bloody good, but fail compaired to siri. Google needs to get serious here.
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    04-22-2012 11:47 PM
  24. jeffeboi's Avatar
    If it proves to be a hit, it's only a matter of time before a solid Siri like tool appears on android. Either google developed or third party it will happen.

    If the market is there, it will happen.
    04-23-2012 12:25 AM
  25. sycamoreltd123's Avatar
    Hi I am a novice developer who believes that the appeal and convenience of using something like specific voice driven search commands to find comparative shopping results is in all of our futures ? I'd like some feedaback about how long do you forecast that this will be an everyday activity ? Thanks
    05-02-2012 10:09 AM
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