The invention of SIRI, a virtual voice assistant introduced by Apple in its latest iPhone 4S has got rave reviews from its customers, and this is reflected in tremendous response and sale figures of iPhone 4S. But the same innovation is causing unrest among many others, including other smartphone makers and, would you believe it, the search engine giant Google. Even Apple would not have anticipated tension for Google when it invented this amazing tool that allows users to give voice commands that go up to servers maintained by the company and come back within fractions of seconds to the mobile in the form of electronic commands.
SIRI conducts a search through net
The reason for apprehension being felt by search engine giant Google is the fact that the user can give a voice command saying to search for weather on search engines other than Google and the phone will follow the command verbatim. Though Apple has kept Google as default search engine, SIRI is capable of searching on Bing or Yahoo if the owner of the phone specifically asks SIRI to conduct a search on these search engines.
SIRI can use any search engine though Google has been set as default
SIRI is intelligent so that if you ask it a question that it is incapable of answering, it conducts a search on the net for the answer. Though search engine giant Google is used by SIRI to carry out the search on its own to fetch an answer for the owner, it is capable of conducting a search on Bing, MSN, Yahoo or any other search engine. In fact, it is possible for the owners of iPhone 4S to change the default search setting by changing the search engine from Google to any other search engine personally liked by the user.
There have been news items where experts have been quoted as labeling SIRI as Google killer and terming Apple as an entry point in the search business. Though these viewpoints are like asking for a machinegun to kill a fly, Google feels threatened as it has a competitor other than different search engines already available for the users.