Siri Application For Android:
The only noticeable improvement to the iPhone 4 with the release of the iPhone 4S was the inclusion of Siri, the voice activation control technology software.
Having just got a pretty perfect message from a friend who used Siri, I must admit it is all new to me, so this new Android application seems like just the perfect time to go and give the new language based control technology from Apple a little run for its money.
STOP right there though!
The thing about this new Siri app for Android is that it is a complete hoax and not worth downloading, as all it does is redirect you to “Google’s Voice Actions”, which is essentially a very poor mans Siri. Once again highlighting how simple it is to add a totally useless application into the Android marketplace, so when Google tell you how rich and large their app market is, beware that a hell of a lot of these applications are utter and total dross.
Indeed, I am totally lost as to why a company with such a huge amount of capital behind them would not want to put some kind of measure of quality control on their marketplace, maybe not as stringent as Apples, but pretty damn close, especially now that they can claim numbers which of course may have been the underlying reason to not stop people submitting crappy apps in the first place, for fear that the Apple App Store simply killed Android dead in terms of numbers, and as we can see quality, when they first opened.
In all honesty you would be a little stupid to not read that this app was indeed nonsense, as the application publisher (not sure developer could be warranted here) does state:
Siri, now for your Android device! This application is a Siri icon that opens “Google’s Voice Actions” app.
But it has been downloaded more than 1000 times so, you do your own conclusions there!
With Cluzee being released late last month and which is apparently a half decent Siri competitor, we have to say that you may be best downloading a fake Siri app than using the Android version of the atrocious Vlingo voice recognition software!Anthony Munns