The Siri Effect: Why Android Needs A Better Voice Interface
Android’s voice interface is great, but it lacks any of the warmth or personality of Apple’s Siri. Read on to see why I think this is a real handicap for Google Now in the battle for smartphone voice control.
Recently I was asked the question, “what would happen if you couldn’t use your keyboard at all? What if you had to use voice input for everything?” That sounded like a question worth answering, not to mention a fun way to embarrass myself in public. So I decided to give it a go.
Voice input is the victimless crime of the wireless world; it doesn’t hurt anyone, it doesn’t irreparably impair the usefulness of devices, and it provides a feature that some people find useful. Yet it gets hate from a lot of corners of the internet calling it a useless gimmick.