While voice control exists for quite some time on Android device, the appearance of Siri, with the release of the iOS 5 and Apple iPhone 4S, shadows this voice feature of the Android OS.
Now Google is trying to compete with Apple by the release of Iris.
Unfortunately, there is a single trend-setter on the technology market and that is Apple. When Apple came out with the iPod, everybody started to sell mp3 players. Then, when Apple released the iPhone, the first full touchscreen smartphone, the competition tried to come up with alternatives. And recently, when Apple presented Siri, the competition is trying to catch up.
Iris is the vocal system Android users can use ( it is in beta right now ) produced in 8 hours by Dexetra. It allows you to search, through different voice commands, content like recent conversations or different art, literature, history, biology topics.
You can ask Iris what is a fish and the system will reply with a phrase from Wikipedia. The Iris application, which will soon be available on the Android Market, uses the speech-to-text feature to “understand” your questions.
We only have one last thing to add: try reading the Iris word backwards.