re: Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions
I'm sorry, but Google Search is NOT a viable alternative to Siri, except in one area: search.
Search is all that Google Search does. It's a one-trick pony.
Siri, on the other hand, is an extremely helpful digital assistant for a myriad of daily activities:
Ask Google Search to add an event to your calendar. Ooops. Sorry, it doesn't do that.
How about taking a memo for you? Oh, Google Search doesn't do that, either.
Or send a text to Mom? Again, Google Search can't help you.
Place a call? No again, for Google Search.
Post something on Facebook?
Make a dinner reservation?
Open your Photos?
Play some music?
Remind you of something?
Send an email?
Wake you up at a certain time?
Check someone's address in your address book?
Locate a friend?
None of those are handled by Google Search. Not one. But Siri handles them all and she does it quite well. And that's important when you're in the car and need to get stuff done but can't type or take your eyes off the road. It's even helpful when you're just sitting at your desk doing work and need Siri to take care of something else for you so you can keep working.
I agree that Google Search does search very well. That's no surprise, since that's Google's focus and where it makes it's money. But in no other way does it replace Siri. And since Siri can present the same search results as Google -- even if it does take a couple seconds longer -- it's far easier to just stick with one digital assistant.