One particular YouTube user has pitched Apple’s iPhone Siri feature against Microsoft’s Windows Phone TellMe functionality.
The video follows a widely circulated comparison video in late November. The video compared Siri against TellMe in an unfair way. The comparisons were made after Microsoft’s Craig Mundie claimed most of the functionality had been in Windows Phone for a year. Whilst his comments were accurate in some regards, the implementation of both systems is vastly different.
The original video featured commands that Microsoft TellMe does not currently understand. Microsoft’s Tellme technology is more of a command driven feature of Windows Phone right now but the company has plans to improve this in future. Microsoft’s future Tellme speech recognition is a lot more personal and more aligned with Apple’s Siri features. Microsoft demonstrated some of its future speech recognition in Windows Phone in August, see a video demo here.
The latest comparison video, from the guys at Response LTD, features a comparison between both devices in a fair and balanced way. Siri is clearly the winner in speech recognition thanks to the way users can naturally interact with it. However, the video offers up good insight into how each platform handles particular queries, despite the technology behind them. Check it out below.