Iris is similar to Siri, a voice-recognition software system specially crafted to supposedly become our new generation of personal assistants.
Fun to talk to but it's definitely not as good as Siri. *android user btw*
Yep, agreed. It's still quite buggy as well and sometimes would take 5 minutes to reply.
at least its an addon app and not an whole entire update. lol
I just found out about this, getting it right now.
Wow, the jokes people were making actually came true. Except it was Iris and not something sounding like a Siri ripoff /s
Couldn't they have a least come up with another name???
Iris is just Siri spelt backwards... very origional :L
You just realised this.
You're a genius!
yeah... what a comedian -__-
Hahah I love this site, too funny
Actually it's the other way around. What's Siri? Have you ever heard that name? Apple took Iris and spelled it backwards, for a reason.
Siri was out long before Apple decided to use it. It was even an app in the store for awhile. Get your facts straight.
I obviously mean they took the female name Iris, not the name of the Android product.
siri to me seems like that site called... clever bot.
spell iris the other way round its siri
Hey! Hey! Guess what! Iris spelled backward is Siri!!! Sorry :p I couldn't help it.
OMG, Google doesn't even try to hide the fact that they just blatantly copy Apple. I wish Steve Jobs had the time to destroy them. Hate when a company do that. Why can't they think their own products? You may say is competition, but one thing is take the inspiration of a product to build your own, and another completely different is just rip them off. Oh, and now expect every phone to have some kind of assistant in a few months, just like every phone was an iPhone look-alike since the iPhone launched.
Idiotic comment. Google did not make the app. Why don't you do your research before throwing blame?
You bash Google, you're my new enemy. Google has been the best employers I have ever had in my life (even though I did get stuck with a Software Engineering job instead of my degree...)
Iris was the messenger of the Gods in greek mythology (essentially a female Hermes). It's not such a far-fetched name (but still a copy).
Probably Siri was meant to be Iris spelled backwards, right from the start, intended by Apple. Now that you mention what Iris is.
Of course it was, isn't it obvious?
But Siri is a scandinavian name too . an abreviation of Sigrid , wich mean "victory"
anybody who says droid isnt a copy of apple is a fool.
and you are obviously too much of a fool if you think that, also you lack basic reading skills... iris is developed by an independent developer (Dexetra) not google. android is no more a copy of ios than linux is a copy of windows or OS X btw "droid" is a phone line from verizon, which couldnt be further from apple's design philosophies, i believe you meant android.
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