Motorola is out in full force and ready to compete directly with Apple, or better yet, Siri in this matter. Apple released its iPhone 4S smartphone back in Oct. 2011 to much disappointment and fanfare. Despite the phone lacking key features and a decent hardware boost, one little lady came to the rescue to set the iPhone 4S apart from everything else out on the market. Her name is Siri. However, now Motorola is gunning for Siri with videos of its own test, which claims Android Voice Actions is more competent than Siri. But is it really so?
After carefully watching the videos where Motorola pitched the iPhone 4S against the Motorola Electrify, Atrix 2, and Photon, it is clear that Android Voice Actions is better than Siri. The only downside is Siri’s ability to recognize conversational language compared to Android Voice Actions. Not only that, Siri’s human-like interaction with the user makes it easier and fun to choose her over Android’s own offerings. While Android Voice Actions is superior, it lacks the things that make us want to use it, and those are the things Siri has and is pushing vigorously.
You may not agree, but the human like interaction that Siri gives is a breath of fresh air. No one likes to talk to a computer and, in turn, is given computer like responses. We are human, and thus a human-like interaction with our devices is more pleasing. It is now up to Google. The company must make changes to Android Voice Actions to make it more like Siri in the interaction department. While voice recognition software can be gimmicky, there are times when they do come in handy. For those who prefer to walk around with Bluetooth Headsets, having a competent voice recognition software onboard would make life so much easier. Over time, expect Siri, Voice Actions, and even Microsoft’s own TellMe, to revolutionize how we interact with our devices.
Check out the videos below:
(Reported by Vamien McKalin, Edited by Surojit Chatterjee)