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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After switching from an iPhone 4S to a Galaxy S3, I've really never been happier with a phone. But there's one feature from Siri that I miss - the ability to ask for directions for a contact's house and actually get them. I've tried every Siri-like app in the Play Store and none of them are able to do this. For example, I ask for directions the a friend's house whose last name is Warren, and I get directions to Warren, Michigan. Very annoying.

Does anyone know of a voice assistant or hands-free app that is able to do this correctly? It really doesn't seem that complex, but so far I can't find an app that can. Knowing the exact wording that works would also help a lot.

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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Google Now is the closest thing Android has to Siri
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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you even tried Skyvi or Dragon Assistant? Both of them are light-years ahead of Google Now in most ways. And there are numerous others too.
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Have you tried utter!
I'm not sure if it's out of beta yet but it was very cool. It worked pretty well even in semi-loud atmospheres.
People on reddit in /r/android went crazy over it. You should check it out.
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Google now will do it, you just have to set up "places". Then when you say "directions to [location]" it will direct you.
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Have you tried utter!
I'm not sure if it's out of beta yet but it was very cool. It worked pretty well even in semi-loud atmospheres.
People on reddit in /r/android went crazy over it. You should check it out.
+1 It's the best program of its kind of out there.
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I bought Jeannie (like Siri) a while back and still like it... worth a try.
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