Are you absolutely fed up with pegging at the letters on your smartphone's touch screen? Do you envy the lucky devils who own Apple's iPhone 4S only because they have Siri? Well, good news for you, Android owners: Google Voice Actions is even somewhat better than Apple's digital assistant.
Motorola (soon, one of Google's divisions) has carried out tests: they compared the performance of Google Voice Actions (on their own devices, i.e. Motorola ATRIX 2 and Motorola PHOTON 4G) and Siri on, apparently, iPhone 4S. The results turned out to be surprising, at least for me.
Despite all the innovativeness of Apple's development, in some points it is even inferior to the search giant's product.
The first round included converting speech into text and sending it by e-mail. The second round tested the GPS service, which was later followed by checking the performance of notes creator. The last test was aimed at comparing the speed of Internet surfing.
Well, that was not the case when Apple demonstrated indisputable superiority. The Siri-like assistant by Google (though, silent and most likely a man) managed to process all the queries much faster than iPhone 4S, despite the fact that all the three devices feature dual-core processors. Well, of course, the reason may lie in the point that Motorola has equipped its smartphones with one-gigabyte RAM chips, who knows... But in any case, due to the variety of Android devices, the number of those willing to appreciate the new technology by Google will be incomparably larger than Siri's audience.
At least, it's worth its weight in gold to find a rival's weak point, isn't it?