Updated Google Search App on iOS to Challenge Siri

August 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It seems Google is taking its fight to the Apple camp. It is bringing an update to its Google Search app for iOS which will reportedly improve its performance on par with that of the Apple pet – Siri.

According to Google sources, the update will make the voice assistant component of the search app more brilliant and responsive. The update will help it behave almost like its counterpart on the much hyped Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform.

The update is able to do the magic with the help of the improved experience of Google with voice recognition as well as its improving ability to enable intelligent apps to make logical connections between different sets of information.

After the update, the search app on iOS devices will be able to understand user’s questions in natural language and will be able to reciprocate it with a spoken answer.

For example, if you are planning to go for an evening stroll, ask the search app if you need to take an umbrella, it will make a quick check on the weather and will let you know.

Weather info is not the only one you can ask for with the search app. It will be able to enlighten you on a variety of topics including local movie listings to the latest fitness report of your favorite sports hero.

Though the update is not a mammoth overhaul in improvement, Google considers it as an important landmark in developing search engines for the next generation.

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