Google Voice Search goes up against Siri [VIDEO]


One of the features that was outlined in the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update was Google’s improved voice search and Google Now functionality. Now, the new features looked extremely similar to Apple’s Siri – that virtual assistant that’s been hailed by many as the best feature of the new iPhone. Well, it probably wasn’t a surprise that someone would take Google’s voice recognition tech and pit it against Siri. YouTube user  has done exactly that, using the recently released source code for Android 4.1 in the Galaxy Nexus. You can check out the result in the video below, but we’ll save you the trouble – it seems that Google’s voice search is much, much faster and was pulling up search pages quicker and had a higher rate of accurate voice recognition than Siri. Which isn’t much of a surprise, really, as Siri connects to Wolfram Alfa for most of its replies, while Google’s service..well..connects to Google.