Google has launched a mobile web version of its popular Voice application for the iPhone and Palm Web OS devices.The web-based Voice app allows the Mountain View-based company to effectively bypass Apple's previous decision to reject, or perpetually review, the native iPhone iteration of the progra ...
You can’t say I didn’t give it an honest try. It was over a year ago now that I tried switching from an Android phone to the iPhone. The main reason I had waited so long was my tether to Google Voice – I’m all in there after porting my phone number to them a few years ago. And Google Voice never worked natively on the iPhone.
Until Sprint, that is.
So, helped a family member get herself an iPhone 5. While setting it up, I noticed their App store has a Google Search app that includes voice recognition (as we do) and also Google voice response. WTF ... I have an Android phone, and I don't even have that. What a surprise to me.
All in all, I can see why these folks like the phone.
As I own some shares in both Google and Apple stocks, I have been noticing that my gains from owning Google shares has been wiped out because of the poor performance in the Apple stock. Basically, before the launch of the iPhone 5 where Apple finally managed to (at least temporarily) stop the bleeding, Apple continued losing market share to Android globally.
I have become a big user of Google Voice and have several phone numbers via multiple email accounts. On my iPhone I have tried several apps and found Talkatone to be among the others but there were some close competitors. Now that I have an Android tablet I have tried Talkatone. It is nice but the UI doesn't seem as nice as the iOS version.
Google Voice remains a pretty useful service if you want your voice mails turned into text messages. However, it’s ability to do so accurately is a little hit and miss. Indeed, there are numerous websites that contain hilarious Google Voice transcriptions, often on Tumblr blogs. Plus, Google Voice is only available in the US.
I am a big Google Voice user and I am always excited to see updates to the app on ios or android, recently on a PC inside Hangouts I saw the option to Opt IN to combine SMS using Google Voice and Hangouts (side panel of Gmail).
It was nice to see in the iPhone app also, no longer needing to toggle between Google Voice/ SMS and Hangouts for IM, it was all 1 app.
I discovered an app that switched s voice to Google now which basically allows note 3 owners to have always listening Google now. After trying to research why Google now is better I always find inaccurate, out of date info. Usually somebody comments saying Google now it's vastly superior but doesn't give examples.