Google iOS Search App Competes With Siri

Google iOS Search App Competes With Siri

To perform a voice search, you tap the microphone button within the app and start speaking; the app transcribes what it thinks you said. Voice recognition performed pretty well in my brief tests this morning, even when I put on a ludicrously strong Australian accent. A nice touch is that if you search for video content (such as a trailer), it will begin playing automatically in a new tab.

The update also resizes the app to work properly on the iPhone 5 and larger iPod Touches. Existing features such as Google Goggles remain in place. See the video above for a fuller demo.

Google Search [iTunes App Store via Official Google Blog]


  • Regarding iPhone 5 and Siri and Talkler. Even with iOS6, and the new iPhone 5, Siri still won¹t do email for me. We need true email inbox management that¹s eyes-free. There’s a smartphone app called Talkler, billed as email for your ears. It’s about voice-controlled email that gets read aloud. ¬ worth checking out

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