Siri is the new interface introduced in iPhone 4s. Could this be the next interface for the phone? Do we have similar capability on the Android?
Siri in the latest innovation Apple introduced to iPhone. It is available only if you purchase iPhone 4s. As in the past, many of the competitors and detractors claim that such interface was available for a long time. I agree with that statement to an extent, however, what many of the competitors failed is to package it in such a way that it is easy and affordable to use.
Based on what I read about Siri, some of the features requires internet connection. However, I am not sure if it is only some or all.
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Options for Android
The following are some of the options available to Android:
I could find the first three in the Android Market Place but not the last one. Also based on what I read about each of the applications above, they are all work in progress and all of them are rated “low maturity”.
Based on the forum, Voice Action by Pannous only works with native apps and not third party apps.
It seems cool to be able to speak to your phone. However, I have a few concerns so do not dare try any of the apps. My concerns are:
- Could any of these apps turn out to be spyware or malware? If so it could start transmitting your data to third party. (For some reason, I am paranoid!)
- Since these apps need to be on in order to work, will having it switched on all the time drain the battery even more. (This is a great concern since the battery life is still the biggest complain for smart phones – it’s Archille’s Heel).
Could voice interaction be the next innovation for the smart phone? The first iPhone popularize multi touch.
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