The newly introduced voice-activated search command called the Siri in iPhone 4S seems to have taken a lot by surprise. This new service can help you to do anything. Text? Search the web? Get instructions? Siri does it all for you, provided you have WiFi or 3G enabled in your device.
First came the text input in keyboards to get the news from site. Later came the thumb based input in smartphones and now Apple has come up with a better technology. A few voice commands can help you get info from various sites, in seconds.
By this time, this question must have surely rung a bell in your mind. Will this new voice command service from Apple dominate the internet giant, Google’s search? Yeah! No! Well, it’s pretty hard to decide. There are a lot of reasons why Siri is possibly a Google killer and a few reasons why it will not.
“The voice-activated Siri assistant on Apple’s iPhone 4S is a direct challenge to Google’s search engine. Apple has launched an entirely new approach to search technology with Siri, its voice-activated search and task-completion service built into the iPhone 4S. Apple’s Siri is a significant development—a voice-activated means of accessing answers through iPhones that demonstrates the innovations in search. Google has many strong competitors and we sometimes fail to anticipate the competitive threat posed by new methods of accessing information.” said Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google.
Until now, the Siri users have come up with positive comments and also very few negative points. Siri helps a lot when it comes to customer experience. It is probably the best interface for the customers in need of information. But also, it is in the development progress. Not all information have been loaded into this new Siri. There are still loads of info to be bundled into this small search giant. Moreover it is found that Siri recognizes only the American British accent, the best. A few other accents were found to be unresponsive.
When you ask iPhone 4S user for his/her thoughts on Siri, a majority will reply that Siri is the best voice commendable search engine out there right now. It takes Apple one step ahead of Google in terms of search. So what do you think? Will Apple’s Siri be a Google killer?