Siri finally gets a proper rival – Robin

By on June 18, 2012
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Let the AI wars begin!

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Since Apple first introduced Siri on the iPhone 4S, there have been plenty of parodies as well as clones trying their best to do better than the robotic assistant. And so far, Android users have been left behind despite the OS already supporting voice commands.

Well all of that is set to change with Robin, a free app for Android that pulls off some rather impressive feats. Robin can give directions, look up addresses, and even find parking spots. Unlike Siri, Robin was built with drivers in mind, so works best when you’re in the car and on the move. It supports gesture activation, so all you do is wave your hand in front of the phone and speak a command. The app is currently in beta, but is available in the Google Play store.

Check out this short video of Robin in action:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyq-J85vSIQ&w=550]


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A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625748469 Najeeb Sayed

    Not on play store

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