It’s always nice to have an iPhone owner salivating over your Android phone. I got to experience that today when having a conversation with a buddy of mine who owns an iPhone. We got to talking about the voice control on our respective devices. Me, I’m usually impressed by the accuracy of my Droid Eris and the ability to speak my text messages. His description of his experience wasn’t very positive.
Here’s what he had to say:
“I hope the Voice Control on iPhone is vastly improved. it’s pure shit. I asked ‘Play Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ it said ‘Playing songs by Everclear’. I hate it times a million. ‘Call mom’ – “Calling Aunt Sissy” …anyway, scew you and your speak n type.”
There are other examples of Apple’s voice control disappointment. Via Cult of Mac:
And, surprising no one, the voice program is the only one of the three that isn’t ready for prime time. Why? Because voice recognition programs suck. Based on the challenges facing the 3GS, a truly foolproof voice interface is about as close to arriving as a mind-power interface. Having never owned a Newton, I have the distinct pleasure of playing with an advanced Apple technology that really doesn’t live up to the hype. It’s almost exciting!
And About.com compiled a series of bummed out iPhone users, including this dude with less-than-stellar musical choices:
“say play metallica it plays trapt vise versa.Expensive junk feature”
— Guest frank