Siri For Android App Pulled Down From Android Market

Author: Jesse Bauer
Published: January 02, 2012 at 10:56 am

Siri for the Apple iPhone 4S was revolutionary. Apple used this product addition to hype the features of an otherwise unsatisfying iPhone 4S product to many. Siri is the personal Assistant App which allows you to talk to your iPhone and get answers and/or results. Google has had several voice assistant apps that have been around for some time, but they didn't really publicize their uses in commercials like Apple did for Siri. Apps like Vlingo and Google Voice are available in the Android market, and yes, they are far less as robust as Siri in the way of available functions and integration.

Enter Siri for Android "Official". The app made it's way to the Android Market where it resided for a couple days before getting pulled down by Google. The app appears to be in conflict with what Google either sees it's being used with, or what Google plans to build on their own to rival Siri (codenamed Majel). Either way, Google didn't like what they saw, and now it's no longer available. The developer made the workings of the app quite transparent, in saying;

Siri, now for your Android device!
This application is a Siri icon that opens “Google’s Voice Actions” app.

Oh well, Android lovers will just have to wait a little longer for Google to take the covers off its' own voice assistant. When that will be, only Google can know for sure.

Source - The Next Web


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