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Google usurps Siri with new voice enhancements for its iOS search app [video]

Published Oct 30th, 2012 3:41PM EDT

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iOS users disappointed by Siri now have a choice. Google (GOOG) on Tuesday showed off some new enhancements to its mobile search application for iOS and Android, including a new voice feature that recites answers back to you just as Siri typically does. What makes this so intriguing is that the app draws on Google’s powerful search capabilities to deliver a wider array of answers more quickly. In other words, using the search app on your iOS device is like having Siri that happens to be powered by Google’s search engine. A short video demonstration of the app’s new voice enhancements is posted below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.