"At the announcement of the latest iteration of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google unveiled their updated Voice Search engine. It’s not exactly a virtual personal assistant but we decided to just go with it and see how it stacks up against one of the best ones out there – Apple’s Siri.
The new Voice Search in Android 4.1 utilizes Google’s Knowledge Graph which essentially tries to understand a given search query and translate it into a more human-like response. Siri, on the other hand, uses the Wolfram Alpha database to search for an answer.
Both pull out relevant and correct information, but as you’ll see below, Google’s response resembles much more that of what an actual personal would say. Dare I suggest it’s also a tad better looking than Siri as well?
Anyhow, when we asked Google’s Voice Search to make us laugh with a joke, it just did its thing and gave us web search. However, it did let us set a simple alarm, which shows that Google might have further plans for the technology and bake it deeper into Android at some point down the line. Not sure how Samsung is going to react if that plays out, given their foray into the personal assistant realm with S Voice.
Check out how the battle played out in the video below."
We know that you can’t compare a Voice Search app to Apple’s virtual personal assistant. Nevertheless, if you find yourself in the need to search the web, it’d be good to know how each device handles the task."
So what do you guys make of it? JellyBean or iOS... Its your call...