Remember way back in June when Google announced at its Google I/O conference that the updated Google Search application would include the Jelly Bean feature of “Google Now” voice search? Well, it has finally just arrived on the App Store. What this update brings is Siri’s first real competition on iOS in terms of voice assistants. Ask this app a question in a variety of categories, and it will speak an answer back to you. If you’ve used this feature on an Android device you should be fairly familiar when using it, even the interface is similar.
I have only been using this a few minutes, but already it is proving very quick, and more importantly, very accurate. One thing I am sure glad of is that the application is already updated for iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation). That would’ve bothered me if it wasn’t. At the time of announcement back in June, Google had told us it would only be a few days until announcement, however it finally just was released today nearly in November. You can grab it below for free if you are interested in trying it out. If your device isn’t one that supports Siri, I can definitely see you having fun with this.
What do you think? Do you like the new Google Search? Think Apple needs to bring Siri up a level? Let us know in the comments.