Google Search for iOS review Video
Google is giving Apple's Siri personal digital assistant competition with a new search app for iOS that integrates the Google Now's voice recognition and predictive search. CNET's Dan Farber and Seth Rosenblatt have the Inside Scoop.
In this Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Casey Newton discuss the merits of the iOS Google App that now includes voice search. Newton, like most CNET editors, agrees that it's fast, effective, and by most counts, more useful than Apple's Siri.
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Google Search (iOS) Review
The good: Google Search gives you the power of the company's popular search engine, access to Google apps, Voice Search speeds that top those of Apple's Siri, and Google Now.
The bad: Interacting with Google apps is still a little rough around the edges, with display problems and some lack of functionality. Google Now seems to be hit-or-miss.
The bottom line: With access to Google apps and Google Now, and Voice Search results that even Siri can't match for speed, this app is a must-download.
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