When the iPhone 4s launched everyone went nuts over the new feature called Siri and Android developers have been trying to create a version of it ever since. If your looking for Siri on your Android phone you won’t get it although if you want an app close to it then try Dolphin Sonar.
While Dolphin Sonar is a great competitor in the voice recognition area there are many things that it lacks that can be found in iPhones personal assistant. Dolphin Sonar is of course created to be a Siri for Internet and not an overall personal assistant. While surfing in your Dolphin browser you can shake the phone and tell it what you want. Search Facebook, Google, Ebay, open a new tab or even just scroll the webpage with your voice alone.
I would love to say that Sonar will take the place of Siri one day but it seems it will only be a piece of the “personal assistant” we all want on Android devices. The developers of Dolphin Sonar have promised that they will be updating rapidly to try and give the best experience possible with the new voice interactions while browsing the web.
Apple announced with the release of the iPhone 4s that it will include a virtual assistant called Siri. While this is a great feature for Apple to add to their new phones we all know Google is king when it comes to voice recognition at this point. The word on the street is everyone that was hoping for a virtual assistant on their Android devices will get it with Ice Cream Sandwich.
We haven’t verified this yet but a tipster from Google says they have been working on taking their Voice Search app up a notch with virtual assistant features already. Google being the leader in voice technologies and facial recognition will bring these new features to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.