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5 alternative virtual assistants that you can use

When Siri launched on iOS, it was the hottest topic in the world of technology. Google's voice search soon reached (and advanced) Siri. However, Google Now was never really as interactive as Siri, which can be both good and bad. A good example: Siri can sometimes be too talkative, which has made it the subject of a series of comments, all over the Internet. . So, if you want a virtual assistant similar to Siri on your Android device, Here are 5 Siri alternatives for Android that you can try:

1. Google Assistant

Google debuted the Google Assistant with its messenger application "Allo". Then, it deeply integrated with Android 7.1 in Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Obviously, the phones have much more for them, but the Assistant was the topic of conversation, and for good reason. Google Assistant is simply the best assistant that exists. Defeat Siri easily, in every possible way. Google Assistant can easily handle simple queries about weather and weather, that's obvious. However, it burns through context-based queries and performs some of the best context changes that I've seen.

You can also use the Google Assistant to set reminders, call or send text messages to people, and much more . All the bells and whistles that you would expect from an intelligent assistant are there in the Google Assistant. You can use it to control the system settings of your Android device (brightness, Bluetooth, etc.), and the voice response is very natural. So natural, in fact, that you wonder how they did it. Congratulations to Google for a job well done.

Currently, Google Assistant is only available for Google Pixel devices, but you can use a solution to get it on almost any Android device running Nougat. Until it is available for other devices, you can use Google Now, which is almost as good as Google Assistant, and it works perfectly.

2. Cortana

Cortana is Microsoft's virtual assistant, which has been available on Android for quite some time. There are two versions of the wizard available in the Play Store: the release version and an early access beta version. He speech recognition from Cortana It works very well, and the assistant can easily get the weather results for you. However, he didn't seem to want to get the time for me. If I asked "Tell me the time", I will simply run a search on Bing and generate some videos and things that don't interest me.

However, not all is bad news. The assistant can set up easily reminders, call people and send text messages. Even does context-based searches, however, you can only remember the context up to one level. Honestly, it will usually be fine with a context level, but Google Assistant has set the list too high, now.

Cortana cannot verify or change the system settings on your Android device, so you cannot use it to change the brightness of your screen, or verify the Bluetooth settings and other settings. The Cortana's voice response is good enough, although not as natural as Google.

Download Cortana in the Play Store (Free)