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Motorola pits Siri against Android Voice Actions in duels

updated 04:40 pm EST, Mon February 27, 2012

Motorola shows superior voice control performance

Motorola Mobility has released three videos that illustrate the performance advantage offered by Android Voice Actions compared to the iPhone 4S' Siri feature. The videos below, match up the iPhone 4S with Motorola's Atrix 2, Photon 4G, and Electrify, respectively, and different tasks assigned by voice operate quicker than Siri.

As either service depends on a network connection for speech recognition, processing, and showing the results, it's likely that Motorola's use of 4G networks is the sole reason for the performance differences.

It's therefore more than likely that the performance difference would be smaller, none, or in favor of the 4S had Motorola done the same tests using 3G phones. [via 9to5mac]

By Electronista Staff


  1. global.philosopher

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    4G or 3G doesn't matter

    Its still a fair comparison. Problem is that Motorola want to make a comparison that the iPhone will leapfrog once it makes the decision to go LTE. The all the comparisons Motorola made will make their already tanked sales tank even more.

    its a dangerous game when you try and compare your products with someone elses. Apple did it but they were able to prove that their claims were not only true at the time but also they maintained their advantage. Motorola have no history of producing quality so will eventually and up with egg on their face.

  1. Paul Huang

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    Joined: Sep 1999



    on their burning pants.

  1. Wingsy

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    comment title

    Counting down the seconds before someone posts a video on YouTube showing the many things that Siri CAN do that Android Voice Actions CAN'T do.

    Getting results a few seconds faster isn't everything. It isn't even very much. (And what if both phones were on WiFi? What happens then?)

  1. chas_m



    It should also be noted

    that tasks that don't involve the internet, such as "call (so and so)" or voice iPod commands, have been available in iPhones for years now and work just as well as they do on Android devices.

  1. c4rlob

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    Ads for iPhone

    These companies just don't get it – they're giving Apple free advertising by including the iPhone in their ads. Especially if a consumer says "wait, the iPhone is actually performing close enough considering that it's on a slower and inferior network."

  1. JEB

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    Android phones are large. Hmm.

  1. facebook_John

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    Network difference only

    Network difference only is what's happening hear. Wait till the next iPhone comes out and then try and compare. The embarrassment will be all on Moto. Oh and there's still another little known fact that many forget about. Siri is still in beta. Can you ask Siri like questions of Moto's phones, NOPE! Doesn't understand while Siri can explain that your appointment schedule would have a conflict unless you move or cancel another appointment. In other words Moto's voice command is dumb without intelligence unlike Siri. Another fail for Moto!

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