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Old July 5th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
heat57
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Originally Posted by sirlisterof smeg View Post
I certainly hope its nowhere near as bad as Siri!
In the UK it is just a gimmick and a joke at that.
I'm in two minds at the moment. On one hand, the speech recognition is astonishingly accurate and on the other, the "Google Now" thing is a little gimmicky I am afraid. For starters, unless you set your devices language setting in "Voice" to US English you won't get the "hotword detection" feature enabled in Settings and another issue is that at the moment you only get spoken replies to certain types of questions (I guess they must relate to the pre-configured "cards" that are available) and for the rest you get Google's typical results page with links to the relevant websites.

What miffs me enormously is that all Google experience devices are biased towards the US market. I have been waiting for ICS for the Motorola Xoom WiFi for ages and there is still no sign of it, so I have been running a custom ROM for 5 months now - not my prefered choice.
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