By Anu Passary | Oct 31, 2012 03:27 PM EDT
On Monday, Oct. 30, Google announced that it has extended its Google Search voice feature to iOS. The update brings enhanced voice search features to iOS devices and also provides answers, similar to Apple's own voice assistant Siri.
Users of the new Google Search app can find what they are looking for by speaking their query to the iDevice and the voice recognition app provides quick and accurate results.
"When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless-wherever you are and whatever device you're using. The new Google Search app for iPhone and iPad helps you to do just that with enhanced voice search that answers any question with the comprehensive Google search results you know and love," indicated Google on its official blog.
Furthermore, Google indicates "Fast and accurate voice recognition technology enables Google to understand exactly what you're saying. Getting an answer is as simple as tapping on the microphone icon and asking a question"
Google claims that a user's words appear as they speak and they get an answer immediately. Google also indicates that users can get answers for a wide variety of questions "thanks to Knowledge Graph," which gives Google's search technology an increased understanding of people, places and things in the real world. Google also lists a few questions which a user may ask like "What does Yankee Stadium look like? The app will show you hundreds of pictures instantly."
Apple integrated its own voice recognition software Siri in the iPhone 4S and ever since the Siri has taken become immensely popular with iFans. The Next Web indicates that the latest Google Search app works on all iPhones and iPads (iOS version 4.2 and up), which includes the new iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
The latest version of Google Search 2.5 (10.7 megabyte) is available in many languages for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users to download free from iTunes.
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