Dragon Naturally Speaking, and Siri on my Android phone? I guess Christmas came early this year. Well, sort of.
Probably the two best things about iOS, Nuance’s Dragon Natural Speaking and Siri, may soon be available on your Android phone. A lot of attorneys love DNS (me being one of them), and of course everyone is smitten by Siri – her sexy voice and witty comments (caution: contains vulgarity).
Well, fret no longer Android lovers, because you can get DNS with a download of the Swype app. I haven’t really loved Swype, my carnie fingers find it much too cumbersome, heck, I can barely type on the on-screen keyboard, but this may be an opinion-changer…almost.
Almost, because there’s a catch: the beta version will not work if you have Swype pre-installed on your phone (my Droid Bionic does). Sigh. Who knows when Motorola will update that.
That also leads to the second hopeful rumor. Nuance also acquired Vlingo, the popular (and pre-dating) Siri alternative. Vlingo is a great Android alternative to Siri, and hopefully this acquisition will further improve Vlingo’s usefulness.