Google Search for iOS is an Excellent Siri Alternative

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    Google Search for iOS is an Excellent Siri Alternative



    We really like Siri and itís undoubtedly useful, but unfortunately not all devices can run Siri, and sometimes Siri is just plain slow or doesnít work. If youíre looking for an excellent Siri alternative that will run on everything, yes even iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS, look no further than the latest versions of Google Search for iOS. Not only is Google Voice Search able to answer many of the same inquiries as Siri, it often does it faster and more accurately, since your voice question is translated immediately on the fly.

    Google Voice Search for iOS is free from the App Store

    Here are some of the type of questions you can ask Google Voice Search, and get excellent answers for:

    What is the weather in (location)
    Give me directions from (location) to (destination)
    What time is it in (location)
    What is (amount of currency) in (another currency)
    What is the (stock index, stock symbol) today
    Show me (place, store) in (destination)

    Try asking other questions, anything Google Voice Search canít answer directly will be searched for very quickly via the web, much like Siri.

    Google Search on iPhone is definitely impressive, the only real downside to Google Search is that itís not tied into iOS, meaning it canít launch apps, set reminders, and do anything thatís related to other tasks or apps on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. In that sense, itís less feature-rich than Siri, but thatís no fault of Googleís and itís more to do with how iOS sandboxes apps for security reasons. Nonetheless, there is no better Siri alternative out there, and itís completely free. Even if you like Siri a lot, Googleís voice search is still worth checking out because of itís speed alone, and itís a good backup solution to have when Siri sometimes inexplicably becomes unresponsive.

    Google Voice Search also has the distinct advantage of supporting a much wider range of hardware, and it runs on any iOS device with 4.3 or later, providing support for older model iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that didnít get Siri support. Like Siri, the device will need internet access in order to work, so donít expect to use it without cell data or wi-fi.

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