Yesterday at the Google I/O conference, the search giant announced a lot of things, including a Siri competitor called Google Now. Yes, similar to Siri, Google Now talks to you, answers your questions and stalks you to learn more about you. Now, obviously someone had to do a comparison of both the voice assistants, or the world would just be a less interesting place.
The guys from TechnoBuffalo used an iPhone 4S on iOS 6 beta 2 and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to conduct the comparison. We all know that Siri is still in beta and Google Now isn’t available for all devices yet. It is currently only part of the latest Jelly Bean build and will be available on phones that support it. In the video, the narrator asks a hoard of simple questions and the outcome is quite shocking:
Google Now, as you just saw, performs a lot better than Siri and the voice is indeed much more human like. It replies faster, searches the web faster and understands pretty well too. And this is only the beginning! The iPhone 4S’ major selling point has been no doubt Siri, but what happens now? Well, improvements to Siri are due with the iOS 6 update, so we have to wait and watch what Apple does.