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    Default Google Search and Siri Go Head-to-Head; Who Wins?


    TechnoBuffalo performed an interesting comparison test between both an iPhone 4S running iOS 6 Beta 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 Jellybean with their voice assistants. Both of the operating systems are pre-release versions and they are the newest releases from both companies. The iPhone 4S uses Siri to answer the user’s questions and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus uses Google’s new Google Search.

    As shown in the video, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Google’s Google Search voice service is much quicker – nearly lightning fast – in comparison to Apple’s Siri voice service for the iPhone 4S. Answers on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are provided nearly immediately while the iPhone was still trying to load everything it needed to in order to answer the user’s question.

    The big difference between the two is sacrificing either speed or cosmetic gorgeousness for the other. While the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a faster response time for answering questions than Siri does, it’s not necessarily as nice looking as Siri is. Apple’s Siri has a beautiful and detailed look to it, while Google maintains their signature simplistic look with Google Search.

    Another nice difference between the devices and their voice assistants is with how they are used. With the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, there is a button that can be tapped on the main screen to use the voice assistant. With the iPhone 4S, you have to painstakingly hold down on a physical button for a few seconds to open the voice assistant, which takes even longer. Taking this into account with the lightning-fast responses, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers a quicker response time with its voice assistant than the iPhone 4S as a whole. Some Jailbreak tweaks can be used to launch Siri in a similar way.

    Google Search also seems to display a more helpful usefulness factor than Siri since it doesn’t ask the user if they want to search the Web for something when the user asks to see something specific, such as the French bulldog picture in the video, but instead shows the user exactly what they ask for. When the user goes to use a voice assistant, chances are that they are doing something where operating the phone could cause problems, like driving. Searching the Web in this instance is a no-go and having the assistant do all the work for you is crucial.

    Voice control has an obvious footprint in the future of our mobile phones, so it's not going anywhere. The big question is: Which one do you go with?

    Sources: TechnoBuffalo

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    siri all the way because its from apple xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraZyJaVieR View Post
    siri all the way because its from apple xD
    I love my iPhone. Wouldn't trade in for a droid at any cost. Yeah, it's voice functions came through faster, but it really doesn't matter cuz people like myself only used Siri at first. Now I /never/ touch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraZyJaVieR View Post
    siri all the way because its from apple xD
    What ever happened to evaluating a product based on it's merits, rather than simply by who made it?

    Quote Originally Posted by HarlemState View Post
    I love how you got Google vs Siri on a G-Nexus vs iPhone4s??LOL! Fu*k outta here lol, siri all day baby, specially when its been raped by Cydia, eewwweeeee
    Are you really this stupid? This was a software level comparison, not a hardware one. This will be on any Android-based device running the appropriate version OS. It's not available in just one specific device despite the OS version which is the case with Siri.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
    Why even do a review? LMFAO :P

    Apple, iPhone and iPad News | ModMyi - California Court Grants Apple Ban On Sale of Galaxy Nexus

    Cant buy them anyways :P and one of the patents is about the voice search DOH!!!! LOL :P
    Again, this was a software level comparison, so it applies to ANY android device running the appropriate version of the OS. It doesn't have to be a Samsung made device. Also, it appears you can still order that device online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanjf View Post
    What ever happened to evaluating a product based on it's merits, rather than simply by who made it?

    Are you really this stupid? This was a software level comparison, not a hardware one. This will be on any Android-based device running the appropriate version OS. It's not available in just one specific device despite the OS version which is the case with Siri.

    Again, this was a software level comparison, so it applies to ANY android device running the appropriate version of the OS. It doesn't have to be a Samsung made device. Also, it appears you can still order that device online.
    Sorry, alanjf, but the person doing the test or comparison is/was not aware it is a software comparison. If it were, then he wouldn't base it on the speed of the results from two different pieces of hardware. And he WOULD consider the information presented both spoken and on the screen. If the "tester" was aware it was a software test, then Siri would obviously have won since Siri provided more information and was more integrated for voice (see the test for the "filming reminder").

    Agreed to other comments on Siri asking if you want to search the web. I don't understand why that would (not) be an option.
    Last edited by GeoffS4; 07-02-2012 at 11:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraZyJaVieR View Post
    siri all the way because its from apple xD
    apple fanboy, get your head out the cloud, let the phones speak for themselves,...




    ......google wins

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    Wow I never realized it was so difficult to hold a button down. Laziness had prevailed. Also who gives a sh** bout a whole .2 seconds. I myself would never even notice the difference. Siri is way nicer looking and in my opinion way better. No arguments necessary here cuz i win.

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    It just seems like Siri is more personal so her responses were slightly longer then Googles, I don't know if that's kinda of fair comparison . The google voice adsistsnce is nice though

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    I love how you got Google vs Siri on a G-Nexus vs iPhone4s??LOL! Fu*k outta here lol, siri all day baby, specially when its been raped by Cydia, eewwweeeee

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    Why even do a review? LMFAO :P

    Apple, iPhone and iPad News | ModMyi - California Court Grants Apple Ban On Sale of Galaxy Nexus

    Cant buy them anyways :P and one of the patents is about the voice search DOH!!!! LOL :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
    Why even do a review? LMFAO :P

    Apple, iPhone and iPad News | ModMyi - California Court Grants Apple Ban On Sale of Galaxy Nexus

    Cant buy them anyways :P and one of the patents is about the voice search DOH!!!! LOL :P

    You got to be kidding me. I will say this in the nicest way I can without trying to insult you, but it did state in the article that this was a "comparison test between both an iPhone 4S running iOS 6 Beta 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 Jellybean with their voice assistants". Now to me this means that while at the moment this might be the only device loaded with this feature, it certainly won't be the last, unless Apple searches for an injunction against Samsung or Google for Android 4.1 or the voice assistants.

    Looking at this more objectively than what most of you "fan boys" seem to be, the Android (actual program name?) Voice Assistants' response time seems to be quicker, delivering the requested information faster with minimal effort. The iPhone seems to take longer, but keep in mind that it also adds and extra little blurb at the beginning of the response to each request, like "Here is the weather for today..." before it displays the information. Yes, the look is more polished but that means little when you are requesting info.

    I like the fact that Voice Assistants will actually display the web info instead of just requesting if you want to check the web. I can't tell you how many times I have been annoyed by "would you like me to search the web?" and I don't have time to sift through the links. But I assume that this is more easily done with Google due to the origin of their business being a Global search engine power-house.

    So with that being said, both have their pros and cons. I'm not going to say that either really have a "one up" on the other. But here is one thing to think about that was not shown. When I think of a personal assistant, as Siri has so many times been refered to as, I think of asking the "assistant" to do an action that I want to automate. An example of this would be like, "Open [Application name]" or "Turn on/off Wifi/Bluetooth". These are commands that should have been included to help streamline the users experience. These are basic things that the operating system already understands and would be simple enough to incorporate.

    K, my rant is done. Thanks for listening...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eiswritsat View Post
    I bet you joined this site just to post this didn't cha...
    i used to have all iphones than switch to android and i not coming back

    Quote Originally Posted by J_Marley View Post
    You got to be kidding me. I will say this in the nicest way I can without trying to insult you, but it did state in the article that this was a "comparison test between both an iPhone 4S running iOS 6 Beta 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 Jellybean with their voice assistants". Now to me this means that while at the moment this might be the only device loaded with this feature, it certainly won't be the last, unless Apple searches for an injunction against Samsung or Google for Android 4.1 or the voice assistants.

    Looking at this more objectively than what most of you "fan boys" seem to be, the Android (actual program name?) Voice Assistants' response time seems to be quicker, delivering the requested information faster with minimal effort. The iPhone seems to take longer, but keep in mind that it also adds and extra little blurb at the beginning of the response to each request, like "Here is the weather for today..." before it displays the information. Yes, the look is more polished but that means little when you are requesting info.

    I like the fact that Voice Assistants will actually display the web info instead of just requesting if you want to check the web. I can't tell you how many times I have been annoyed by "would you like me to search the web?" and I don't have time to sift through the links. But I assume that this is more easily done with Google due to the origin of their business being a Global search engine power-house.

    So with that being said, both have their pros and cons. I'm not going to say that either really have a "one up" on the other. But here is one thing to think about that was not shown. When I think of a personal assistant, as Siri has so many times been refered to as, I think of asking the "assistant" to do an action that I want to automate. An example of this would be like, "Open [Application name]" or "Turn on/off Wifi/Bluetooth". These are commands that should have been included to help streamline the users experience. These are basic things that the operating system already understands and would be simple enough to incorporate.

    K, my rant is done. Thanks for listening...
    +++++++1
    Last edited by xhenryrx; 06-30-2012 at 01:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Marley View Post
    You got to be kidding me. I will say this in the nicest way I can without trying to insult you, but it did state in the article that this was a "comparison test between both an iPhone 4S running iOS 6 Beta 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 Jellybean with their voice assistants". Now to me this means that while at the moment this might be the only device loaded with this feature, it certainly won't be the last, unless Apple searches for an injunction against Samsung or Google for Android 4.1 or the voice assistants.

    Looking at this more objectively than what most of you "fan boys" seem to be, the Android (actual program name?) Voice Assistants' response time seems to be quicker, delivering the requested information faster with minimal effort. The iPhone seems to take longer, but keep in mind that it also adds and extra little blurb at the beginning of the response to each request, like "Here is the weather for today..." before it displays the information. Yes, the look is more polished but that means little when you are requesting info.

    I like the fact that Voice Assistants will actually display the web info instead of just requesting if you want to check the web. I can't tell you how many times I have been annoyed by "would you like me to search the web?" and I don't have time to sift through the links. But I assume that this is more easily done with Google due to the origin of their business being a Global search engine power-house.

    So with that being said, both have their pros and cons. I'm not going to say that either really have a "one up" on the other. But here is one thing to think about that was not shown. When I think of a personal assistant, as Siri has so many times been refered to as, I think of asking the "assistant" to do an action that I want to automate. An example of this would be like, "Open [Application name]" or "Turn on/off Wifi/Bluetooth". These are commands that should have been included to help streamline the users experience. These are basic things that the operating system already understands and would be simple enough to incorporate.

    K, my rant is done. Thanks for listening...
    The ability to open apps is included in ios 6 you can say things like "Open TempleRun" and it will instantly do it. The reason it wasn't compared is because clearly the reviewer was a fandroid routing for google and never explored siris other useful features such as setting a route to "X Street", Emails, Text messaging as well as its sense of humour; "Tell me a joke?","Sing me a song","What's the meaning of life","How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?" I could go on and on and on...So I shall playing music, tweeting, facebooking, phone calling, finding a good place to eat, finding a good movie and do much more. Also before you accuse me of being an "Apple fanboy" I want you to know that I'm typing this using google chrome for ios like the rest of the world (it's the top rated free app at the moment in case you haven't realised). What I will say though is before Siri no phones truly nailed voice recognition after Siri android (As well as Samsung) have both attempted to make cheap knock-offs of BETA software so since its not perfect yet (yes I just said something Apple made is not yet perfect) and others are trying to copy imperfect software the jokes on them...

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    Ok my opinion so I could be wrong and feel free to correct me if I em but when he asked the phones to search for the bulldog pictures isnt the google search phone obviously going to show photos since its using the web and Siri is a phone feature it self and when I mean it self I mean it's not Connect to the web unless you tell it to?? As for the google search being always connected or not again not sure but if it is wouldn't that just eat your data plan away??

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
    Ok my opinion so I could be wrong and feel free to correct me if I em but when he asked the phones to search for the bulldog pictures isnt the google search phone obviously going to show photos since its using the web and Siri is a phone feature it self and when I mean it self I mean it's not Connect to the web unless you tell it to?? As for the google search being always connected or not again not sure but if it is wouldn't that just eat your data plan away??
    +1 I do believe you have a point there lol :P Nice call!!!

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    You don't have to hold down the home button for Siri, just hold the phone up to your ear
    and it will activate, just saying
    Last edited by kwine; 06-30-2012 at 12:32 AM. Reason: misspelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwine View Post
    You don't have to hold down the home button for Siri, just hold the phone up to your ear
    and it will activate, just saying
    LOL that was the first thing I thought when reading the article - just hold the phone to your ear and ask it whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
    Ok my opinion so I could be wrong and feel free to correct me if I em but when he asked the phones to search for the bulldog pictures isnt the google search phone obviously going to show photos since its using the web and Siri is a phone feature it self and when I mean it self I mean it's not Connect to the web unless you tell it to?? As for the google search being always connected or not again not sure but if it is wouldn't that just eat your data plan away??
    Siri always requires an active internet connection, so it has the resources to do what Google Search is doing. It just doesn't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
    Ok my opinion so I could be wrong and feel free to correct me if I em but when he asked the phones to search for the bulldog pictures isnt the google search phone obviously going to show photos since its using the web and Siri is a phone feature it self and when I mean it self I mean it's not Connect to the web unless you tell it to?? As for the google search being always connected or not again not sure but if it is wouldn't that just eat your data plan away??
    Actually Siri does communicate with a remote server to do it's thing too.

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    Who cares, Siri is a sales gimmick anyway. I don't even use it. Along with every other Siri copy that comes along. If I wanted an assistant to do stuff for me I would have children but I already have a wife so she's close enough.

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