Google Now vs Siri: Alternative battle

Posted on Jul 29 2014 - 12:44am by Huzoor Bux

Google Now vs Siri Alternative battleRecently our editorial called on the match colleagues from AppleInsider , to prove that Google Now is not inferior to its usefulness Siri. In testing, Now, unfortunately, waited a full rout . However, the reason for it may well be wrong settings voice search from Google. To work correctly, it requires that the system language, and language in its settings were the same, but it was not so. Well, it happens, “Yabloko” and promised to correct the second video release. In the meantime, let’s move on to an alternative test Now and Siri.

Analyst at Piper Jaffray Gene Munster (Gene Munster) conducted a test of “assistants”, which included not 11, and as many as 800 questions. Half of them were given a room, and the second part – on the outside. The questions themselves were divided into 5 categories: information about the area, commercial information, navigation, general information and operating system commands.

As a result, Google Now just 86% answered correctly when asked, Siri and showed the result of 84%. Strengths “our fighter” – is navigation, as well as general information and information about the area.

At the same time, better Siri reveals itself when it comes to interpreting OS commands, as we have seen in the test AppleInsider . This, in general, the argument in favor of the opinion that only Now moving towards an assistant, as yet, rather, voice search.

It is noteworthy that an assistant from Apple used Google for only 3% of the questions. In December 2012, for example, the figure was 27%, and now Siri uses Bing from Microsoft as a search engine and their own maps for navigation. Moreover, a 4% questions she was able to respond independently.

Compared with December 2012 Now added 5% to the exact answer, and Siri – 1%. As a result, the first received from Gene Munster rating B, and the second – B-(previously both had the mark C +).

Of course, the results of this test can not talk about a rout, but reigns an atmosphere of peace, friendship and gum (which is very convenient when you can not break the enemy ridge).