Siri is pretty decent about answering your burning questions such as “What is the weather like outside?”, “Find me the nearest coffee shop” or “Where can I hide a dead body?”, and apparently if you ask Siri which is the best smartphone, she betrays her makers by suggesting the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone.
Siri, the digital personal assistant has worked out pretty well in the iPhone 4S and now Daimler has announced that Siri will also be fully integrated into the new Mercedes A-Class cars, letting drivers send text messages, talk to the GPS and ask where one can hide the body of a dead hooker.
Recently, Microsoft executive Craig Mundie tried to downplay the iPhone 4S personal assistant Siri by saying that Windows Phone 7 has had its own personal assistant for a while called TellMe. But as you can tell from the video below (or hell, just the screenshot above), there’s really no competition between the two.
Siri is the flagship application for Apple’s iPhone 4S, and while there are and have been voice command applications before, Sirit is different because of its integration with core software and the way it responds to natural language and not just a string of exact commands. But there’s now an app for Android that is somewhat similar, kinda sorta.
No doubt, some of you are eagerly anticipating your brand new iPhone 4S or maybe standing outside in the rain at your local Apple store to pick one up, and if you are, I’m sure you’re going to try and ask the voice assistant Siri some pretty weird questions, and she’s got some pretty weird answers.
Despite the fact that Apple TV has been the gimpy leg of an otherwise very strong product offering, Apple’s not giving up on the technology any time soon. As a matter of fact, rumor has it that the next version of Apple TV will not only be much more powerful than ever before, but it will include the voice-controlled assistant Siri, making finding programming that much easier. Or at least futuristic.
When Apple unveiled the signature software feature of the iPhone 4S, the Siri personal assistant, they gushed and gushed about how brand new and cutting edge it was and how it’s going to change everything forever as we know it, but the one thing they didn’t tell you is that it’s not actually their app that up until Tuesday, you could get on the App Store.