iOS 14 Siri Comparison to Google Assistant Shows Former Continues to Lag Behind

When Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 last month, it boasted about some notable improvements to Siri. Despite the improvements though, Siri is unfortunately still nowhere near as good as Google Assistant.

A new video by In-Depth Tech Reviews has compared Siri in iOS 14 to Google Assistant in Android 11 which shows the former lagging behind in almost all areas. The two biggest areas this comparison takes into account are general commands and context pulled from what’s on-screen.

According to the comparison, while Siri and Google Assistant are equal in many aspects, many commands work faster on the latter. In the video, both virtual assistants are asked to perform a number of tasks. As far as pulling from what’s happening on the screen, though, Assistant easily takes the cake as Siri just isn’t good at context.

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The comparison starts with the YouTuber opening an image in the gallery app on his Pixel 4 XL and iPhone 11 Pro and then asking the respective virtual assistants to send it to a contact on WhatsApp. The Pixel 4 XL was able to do this relatively mundane task in just one simple voice command, while Siri on the iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 14 ended up asking multiple questions and still could not send the photo. Even in other scenarios where Siri worked, it required more interactions than Google Assistant to work properly.

By the end of the video, it’s clear that Google Assistant takes the top spot, by far.

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