We’ve heard about a number of Android apps that could take on Siri (iPhone), although none of these have proven to be a real challenger and provide voice control on par with Apple’s solution. When the iPhone 4S arrived some people saw it as a minor update while others viewed Siri as a revolutionary feature, which made Google’s aging voice commands look extremely low tech.
Apple kept Siri exclusive to the iPhone 4S although when it comes to hardware it seemed obvious that the iPad 2 could run Siri but Apple never offered the voice control to that device, which made the 4S more special to some buyers. If you own an iPhone 4S what do you think of Siri, and how much do you use that feature?
Android is gaining ground — it’s not like Google to stand by when they are beaten on anything, and with Siri showing how voice control on a phone should be handled it had created demand for the same feature on Android phones. We spoke about a few Siri-type apps for Android last week and how demand for this feature is increasing every day, although some people now feel an Android app has finally offered better voice control than Siri.
Doing what Siri does and then some more — below this article you can see a 22 minute hands-on with Utter for Android, which actually hooks into applications and seems to be more useful than any alternative currently on Android. The review details a lot about Utter in the first few minutes, and around 10 minutes in you can see how the app handles tasks that don’t have a default app.
Utter shows a lot of promise and some Android users believe it could be better than Siri in time, although that dream is a long way off with no release date in sight and the fact it can only support other apps that have enabled support in their code. When Utter finally releases it will need support from most of the popular apps to stand any real chance of success, but for now we’d love to hear your thoughts on Utter after seeing the video below.
What are your thoughts on voice control apps like Siri, and do you want to be talking to Android phones? Let us know more by voting in the poll below.
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