Android's Iris: Google's Answer To Apple's Siri!
Apple's Siri has been in the limelight as of late as Apple patrons rave about this "personal assistant" software and its cool functionalities such as using natural language interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. It seems that Siri don't really have a competition out there, until now.
Let's all welcome, Android Iris, Google's answer to Apple Siri. Android's Iris is an app with identical features to that of Siri's developed to directly rival the iPhone 4s' Siri domination on the market.
That's right, tech-hungry people. Android fans are now back in the taunting war with Apple fans over which "personal assistant" app is better.
Iris uses Android's built-in voice search and "trolls" Wikipedia to answer questions about different topics like science and history. Aside from voice search, it also has a feature to call and text someone as well as looking up contacts and searching for things on the World Wide Web.
The question now that I know many consumers have in mind is, if Iris is a better "personal assistant" than Siri?
I would say that Iris is better equipped for someone who wants to be playful and needs someone to talk to, while Siri is for the more serious go-getter type individuals.
Android Siri is created by developer Dexetra and it's said to have been developed in only 8 hours.
Let the "personal assistants" wars begins between Google and Apple, and may the best app win!