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Google’s New iOS Search App Approved with Most Advanced Voice Search


Google has finally gotten through the approval process for their latest iOS search app for iPhone and iPads of all sizes. The main feature is as Google puts it “Google’s most advanced voice search”. Gee, I wonder why it took so long to get through Apple’s process (the app was announced back in August)? Maybe someone should ask Siri?

Here is a Google video showing the voice search (which has no name for now so let’s just call it Siri-ous Competition) on its best behavior.

The Google blog tells it like this

When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you are and whatever device you’re using. 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.

Fast and accurate voice recognition technology enables Google to understand exactly what you’re saying. Getting an answer is as simple as tapping on the microphone icon and asking a question like, “Is United Airlines flight 318 on time?” Your words appear as you speak, you get your answer immediately and—if it’s short and quick, like the status and departure time of your flight—Google tells you the answer aloud.

This will be one for the Google / Android and Apple fan guys and gals to bicker over for some time to come. Oh joy.

Any thoughts or comments?