I don’t think that people appreciate how different the voice to
text experience on a Pixel is from an iPhone. So here is a little
head to head example. The Pixel is so responsive it feels like it
is reading my mind!
Siri being far slower and far less accurate is a winning combination.
What really sticks out about this is that in so many regards, Apple’s accessibility features are both awesome and far ahead of everyone else. Yet voice-to-text transcription is an obvious accessibility feature, and on this front Apple is and long has been woefully behind. If Apple’s voice-to-text transcription were good, it wouldn’t just improve the ways we use (or try to use) it now — truly good voice-to-text would enable all sorts of new Star Trek-level interactions while editing text. Quick fixes in Messages, Mail, or wherever you happen to be typing.
★ Wednesday, 27 May 2020