Android Voice Actions vs. Apple's Siri: Who's Fastest?
Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.
In the battle for smartphone supremacy, it's standard protocol to compare your device to Apple's iPhone. Comparisons can be odious, but they help manufacturers find their footing in the über competitive smartphone market. The iPhone 4S may be outdated, specs-wise, but there's one feature which is still being heavily marketed and her name begins with S and ends with -iri. If you're going to fight the iPhone, you've got to get through Siri first.
The following videos show the struggle between two great voice recognition software programs. In one corner of the ring, you have Siri, and in the other, Google's Voice Actions. Voice Actions – Google's own voice recognition software – is standard across most Android devices. Needless to say, Siri is much more famous. But let's take a look at who's fastest...
Motorola Atrix 2 Voice Actions vs. iPhone 4S's Siri
Motorola Electrify's Voice Actions vs. iPhone 4S 's Siri
Motorola Photon 4G's Voice Actions vs. iPhone 4S's Siri
Gizmodo has also independently verified that Android's Google Voice Actions is faster than Siri using plain WiFi, but there's a bit of controversy surrounding these videos since the Motorola phone could very well be on a 4G network while the iPhone is stuck behind in 3G land. Many folks also think Siri is more flexible when it comes to understanding her users. Nonetheless, the Motorola phones in this promo seem to be much faster at processing user requests via voice command – and that Gizmodo report is damning.