Ronny Lam

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Google’s Most Advanced Voice Search Has Arrived on iOS

Fast and accurate voice recognition technology enables Google to understand exactly what you’re saying. Getting an answer is as simple as tapping on the microphone icon and asking a question like, “Is United Airlines flight 318 on time?” Your words appear as you speak, you get your answer immediately and—if it’s short and quick, like the status and departure time of your flight—Google tells you the answer aloud.

I have been told that this is like Siri, but better. And it should work on my old 3gs, which Siri doesn’t. The downside is that it is only for search and not other OS related stuff.

The other downside? The Apple App Store is down when I write this. So I have to wait to test it, but I will write a review in the upcoming week.