Update: Google seems to have taken down the app since it is no longer available for download on the app market.
An app titled Siri for Android has appeared on the Android market! Time to throw a party right? Wrong.
This “app” is not really an application, but rather it is a shortcut to Google Voice Actions, a service that all Android devices Android 2.2 and onward have. Unfortunately for Android users, you won’t be able to ask “Siri” anything, but you will be saying things like:
Go to websites
Say “go to [website]”
“Go to lodeplus.com”
But beware. This app claims to be an “Official App”, and although it is only a shortcut, some of the permissions that it asks for has some people freaked out. It asks for access to your location, full internet access, access to your personal information, and the ability to modify/delete USB storage and SD card contents.
For Android users looking for something a little more like Siri, the current most popular app is Skyvi, which by the description, seems to be a pretty sound copy of Siri. There’s also Iris, which is clearly just Siri spelled backwards.
If you use an Android device, have you used the fake Siri app? Or have you used any of the other voice command apps? Leave your favorites below!
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