Google Bringing Enhanced Voice Search to iPhone

August 8, 2012

The Google Search app for iOS is about to get enhanced with similar features found on the Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The updated app will not only allow search functionality using voice, but it will speak answers back to the user as well. Like on Jelly Bean, it’s all powered by Google’s Knowledge Graph and it should provide an alternative option to Apple’s own Siri. And although the iOS app will never gain the proper system access to fully resemble the Google Now experience, this news is sure to upset many Android users who are still waiting for the Jelly Bean update that will give them access to some of the same search features showcased in the promo video above.

Search without typing
Now you can ask your phone anything, anywhere. Use it in the kitchen, in the garage or anytime your hands might be full. Plus, searching with your voice makes searching words you’re not sure how to spell quicker and easier.

You’ve got questions. Voice search has answers.
When is your flight leaving? How is the weather this weekend? How much is $100 in Euros? How tall is the Eiffel Tower? With voice search, now you can hear your answer loud and clear.

Powered by Google’s Knowledge Graph
The Google search app uses the power of the Knowledge Graph to deliver exactly the information you need, exactly when you need it.

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