Google releasing speak-to-search iPhone app

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Google has just announced that sometime today, they will release an iPhone app that allows users to generate search results just by speaking into the mike. It simply sucks up your voice, uploads it to a Google server and returns the results, with promises that the results will get better over time as Google gets exposed to a larger variety of stutters, mumbles and lisps.

Sounds great: I'd definitely rather speak into my iPhone than use the onscreen keyboard. But why is Google premiering stuff like this on the iPhone? It just makes them seem sloppily uncommitted to Android.

New York Times article

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