Siri vs. Android

Gizmodo has put Apple's Siri up against Google's Voice Commands on Android in an attempt to determine which one actually does a better job at certain tasks. They've broken it down into categories which is always nice since not all users care about the same functionality. Overall its pretty interesting to see how far this technology has come and chances are pretty good that when we look back in a year both of these voice technologies will look pretty archaic.

Motorola created a bit of a stir yesterday when it released a video compared Android's Voice Actions on the Atrix 2 with iOS's Siri on an iPhone 4S. Fanboys screamed foul in the comments, so we decided to test it out for ourselves. And yes, there's a very clear winner.

You'll note that this is not the Atrix 2, because we didn't have one on-hand. Instead we used the Galaxy Nexus which has very similar specs. They both have dual-core TI OMAP processors (though the Nexus is clocked at 1.2GHz vs 1.0GHz on the Atrix) and a gig of RAM. The point is the software, however, and the specs are close enough to make Voice Actions perform identically. The tests were conducted over Wi-Fi, so no need to call 4G shenanigans.