Get a clever iPhone: Siri, Sara and Google Voice
Apple allows a lot of intelligent features and apps that make the difference for its devices on the market. The most famous is the clever personal assistant that helps get things done just by asking him: you can use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings and many more. His name is Siri. Sara is the alternative of Siri provided by the jailbreak community. GoogleVoice is the alternative provided by Android, which is also compatible with Apple devices due to jailbreak tweaks. Let’s discuss those 3 “competitors” below.
Sara. When Siri was released for iPhone 4S, the iPhone users were wondering if Apple would release Siri for older generation iPhones as well. Since it became obvious that Apple would not be releasing Siri for older generation iOS devices, the Jailbreaking community has been forced to develop a new alternative. Sara was supposed to be the most innovative Siri jailbreak clone. It is an accurate app, which extends Siri’s default functionality. You can get Sara on your: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod 4G, iPod 3G, iPod 2G, iPad 2G and iPad 1G. You can install the Sara tweak manually too, in case you have troubles downloading the tweak from Cydia. The jailbreak app must be launched from your SpringBoard. It is based on Spire and uses a 3rd party server for its requests.
If you would like to use Siri on your old iDevice running iOS 6, then the first thing you need to do is to jailbreak it and install Cydia. Next you can add the necessary Cydia repo in order to install the package needed to configure Siri.
SiriPort allows you to get Siri functioning without using a proxy server. So you can use Siri on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G and iPad 1G without iPhone 4S activation keys. SiriPort is one of the best options to get Siri on older generation Apple devices.
Spire is a port of Siri for older models of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The Spire tweak is an extremely easy way to install Siri on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod 4G, iPod 3G and first generation iPad. Spire downloads the necessary Siri files directly from Apple’s servers and allows the user to specify his own proxy server. AssistantConnect and AssistantConnect4S are Cydia tweaks that work via Spire and allow to easily share the iPhone 4S Siri connection with older generation Apple devices. In order to use these apps, the user has to jailbreak his device and also an iPhone 4S.
i4Siri makes it easier to use Siri on some iDevices besides iPhone. i4Siri is porting Siri to iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch based on an open API service Google Voice. Voice data is processed on Google servers and the information is returned to iDevice in text form. This machine is also compatible with the Spire tweak.
It seems that Google’s voice search is capable of doing a way better job than Siri. If you’ve got a jailbroken Apple device, it’s as easy to get Google Voice as installing a new tweak called NowNow. After installing NowNow and Google Search on your device, just choose NowNow from your settings app and also choose which shortcut you’d like to use for Google Voice. There are certain things that Google voice search can’t do, since this isn’t an official app for iPhone, such as launching apps or creating reminders. To launch Google Voice, the user has to press and hold down on the home button. If this sounds like a better alternative of Siri for your iPhone, the app can be downloaded via the BigBoss repository in Cydia.
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