Motorola Takes Jab At Apple By Comparing Android Voice Actions With Siri

The video you just saw is comparison between Android Voice Actions and Siri made by Motorola.

Razr-maker Motorola Mobility is having a tough time due to its feuds with Microsoft and Apple. Both opponents of Motorola are attempting to block its $12 billion sale to Google.

However, Motorola’s marketing department is using their abilities as vigorously as possible. This week spotlight is on the latest mobile developments that are being showcased at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Taking advantage of this situation, Motorola published three provocative clips on its YouTube channel (including the clip you see at the top of the page).

The videos pit the iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri feature against Android Voice Actions. Both of them are running on three different handsets: The Atrix 2, Photon 4G and Electrify. In each instance, Siri runs notably slower (and therefore depicted as less useful) than Android Voice Actions on Motorola’s devices.

Both Android Voice Actions and Siri need a network connection to upload audio samples of spoken queries. The cloud does the rest–speech recognition, parsing your query and beaming down the results.

Android Voice Actions for calling, texting, navigation and more debuted in August 2010. They are supported on Android 2.2 and higher versions through the Voice Search app. Siri is Apple’s AI acquisition, which needs no introduction for Apple fanboys. However, for others who know less, Siri is deeply integrated as a core iOS feature of iPhone 4S.

Coming to hardware differences, Motorola had launched the Photon 4G last summer and debuted it on the Sprint network as its first 4G device. It is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 chip from Nvidia. Apple’s iPhone 4S was introduced on 14 October 2011. It runs the Apple-designed A5 chip packing in two processing Cortex-A9 cores clocked at an estimated 800MHz each. Apple had licensed these cores from fables semiconductor maker ARM Holdings based in the United Kingdom— same as Nvidia with its Tegra 2 chip found inside Motorola’s device.

Following are two other video clips:

So after watching these three video clips, what do you say about the jab that Motorola is taking on Apple. Post your comments.

Source: 9TO5 Mac

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