A Siri for other phones? Nuance brings Dragon Go to Android

Originally posted on Gigaom:

There are a lot of bad Siri (s aapl) imitators in the Android Market (s goog), but Monday night a pretty close approximation to Apple’s now-iconic personal assistant will be available. At CES, Nuance Communications (s nuan) is launching an Android version (s GOOG) of Dragon Go, its voice-powered semantic search app.

Nuance developed the speech recognition and natural language technology that powers Siri and many other voice assistant services, but it also maintains its own consumer-facing applications under the Dragon banner. Earlier Monday at CES, Nuance announced Dragon TV, a voice interface platform for televisions and set-top boxes. Dragon Go, however, is hardly an exact approximation of Siri. It can’t integrate with the device’s on-board apps and features, but when it comes to searching for content off the device it can match, if not beat, Siri’s capabilities.

Nuance has a stable of 200 content providers ranging from Dictionary.com…

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