[deleted post]You obviously did not read the article. It first showed the advertisement yes, then the second video was real life testing by staff of Stuff Magazine, in US and UK accents. Engadget staff also were impressed by Siri's performance during the hands on after the iPhone 4S launch.
So far, most people in tech have been really excited about this new technology, including Android websites, who hope to have something similar on their phones.
The few who have been truly unhappy however, have been suspiciously Samsung biased. Are you one of those paid by Samsung? They have already been caught faking comments several times, so it would not be surprising.
1. Samsung in fake campaign
Not surprising, given that even South Koreans have started a movement to boycott Samsung, due to its shady practices:
TechnoFreak, 12 Oct 2011I see you can speak in a lot of accents... Can you tell me which voice app you are using which... moreThis app is native to the T-Mobile myTouch 4G and is called the 'genius' button. I am amazed at all it has done tonight, since I had never really tested it like this before. I am quite impressed, especially for 1+ year old technology.
IWASBS, 12 Oct 2011Very true, except for demonstration purposes (like today) the only time this function is used ... moreI misled you earlier when I said Japanese is not a supported language. I need to follow my own advice and verify before making baseless claims.
Here are the language options:
English-AU, CA, IN, NZ, SA, UK, US, Generic
Spanish-AR, BO, CO, DR, EC, ES, GU, NI, PA, PG, PE, PR, US, UR, VE
Pig Latin (for real!!)
IWASBS, 12 Oct 2011Very true, except for demonstration purposes (like today) the only time this function is used ... moreIt is also VERY useful for blind people, which will make the iPhone 4S the device of choice for them.
IWASBS, 12 Oct 2011I just asked it to find Japanese food, in a Japanese accent (I speak Japanese) and it, again, ... moreI see you can speak in a lot of accents... Can you tell me which voice app you are using which particularly does everything that you claim... I have never found a forum where it is told that a Siri-like app is already there in the Android Marketplace.... Wherever I go tech experts say siri is the most advanced voice app till now...
A lot of the comments here seem not to understand the difference between Siri and other mobile phone voice control.
Siri is NOT voice control, it is AI, as you do not have to give specific questions. Siri understands the 'context' of your question. Try asking Vlingo or Voice Actions 'Do I need an umbrella today?"
Voice actions, and other voice control on other phones, while excellent, require specific commands. Siri does not, like I have mentioned before, think Siri of more like "knight rider' on your phone :)
Watch, as Siri gets a text, then checks the schedule before answering, and then goes back to SMS, yet knows who to send it to, without the name being mentioned:
Also, a video on Siri which has a segment on its background related to CALO one of the largest military Artificial Intelligence projects in US history:
TC, 12 Oct 2011Siri is completly pointless and users will never ever use it! Just as a dual-core on an iPhone... moreVery true, except for demonstration purposes (like today) the only time this function is used is for navigation purposes, to locate an address and get verbal and map turn-by-turn directions while driving.
[deleted post]I live on the other Canadian Big City on the east. I assume you meant kilometers but anyways, Siri really impressed me and it's making me think of throwing my allegiance and switch to iOS.
Siri is completly pointless and users will never ever use it! Just as a dual-core on an iPhone is pointless because it can still not play Flash 11 in the stock browser and the old 4 can still play every game... that 4s can! It is only all about looking good in the list of specs and doing well in pointless "quadrant-tests"!
Eddie.Q, 12 Oct 2011How about a Chinese guy wanting to know the nearest Chinese restaurant? Or an Indian guy wanti... moreI just asked it to find Japanese food, in a Japanese accent (I speak Japanese) and it, again, took me to the correct restaurant.
Where are all the iFans who were bragging about the 'new' Siri technology?? Please, challenge my daughter's old phone...
Eddie.Q, 12 Oct 2011How about a Chinese guy wanting to know the nearest Chinese restaurant? Or an Indian guy wanti... moreI just asked for the nearest Indian restaurant in an Indian accent (my ex is from Kathmandu) and it took me to the correct one.
I am using the 1+ year old native 'genius' button on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G.
hi android fans can download speaktoit assistant. its already on market from long time. its work as siri
IWASBS, 12 Oct 2011I just asked it 'what time is it in Moscow?' in a Wyoming accent (easily simulated by stuffing... moreHow about a Chinese guy wanting to know the nearest Chinese restaurant? Or an Indian guy wanting to know the nearest Indian restaurant? Or an Arab guy wanting to find something out. Or a Russian or a German guy, for that matter. All speaking in English, but in their native accents. That's the performance of Siri I want to gauge: how well it can handle multiple (English) accents.
[deleted post]My partner has the galaxy s II and before that the original galaxy s. Android is all she knows and what she's used to so she's sticking with them. Now i would NEVER tell people they are wrong for prefering a certain phone or operating system. We are all different and what suits one of us doesn't suit another. But being an iphone user, and then spending hours playing with my partners Android, the user experience is like night and day, chalk and cheese. To me, Android doesn't even come close to IOS in terms of usability. I personally find Android glitchy, laggy and nowhere as polished. But each to their own!
IWASBS, 12 Oct 2011I was replying to the guy who said no software but Siri could process the 'is there a god?' qu... moreThat was me, but I shall rephrase that to "the software on my phone will not".
What app are you using for this?
joonius, 12 Oct 2011Hmmm Interesting. If that app you're using comes up with that, now I'm wondering what search c... moreI was replying to the guy who said no software but Siri could process the 'is there a god?' question.
IWASBS, 12 Oct 2011Sorry, but I just asked the myTouch 4G 'is there a god?' and it gave me a map of local churche... moreHmmm Interesting. If that app you're using comes up with that, now I'm wondering what search criteria Siri is using. lol
I wasn't trying to make a baseless claim. Maybe the Apple fanboys got inside my head. Must've been something I read on one of these comments.