Google Brings Voice Search to iOS: Competition for Apple?
Google’s advanced voice search capability is now available on iOS in an update to its Google Search app.
Announced in August, and already available on smartphones running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s updated voice search application looks set to take on Apple’s Siri. The app can now undertand queries such as, “Is United Airlines flight 318 on time?” according to Google, and brings the results up on the screen of your iDevice or speaks them aloud.
“When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless – wherever you are and whatever device you’re using,” Google said on its blog. “The new Google Search app for Iphone and Ipad helps you to do just that with enhanced voice search that answers any question with the comprehensive Google search results you know and love.”