What does Windows have that OS X doesn’t? — Full-featured voice recognition


I just saw a post by Brian Caulfield on Forbes.com asking the question, “What does Windows have that OS X doesn’t?” His answer: “Full-featured voice recognition”.


In short, here’s what he had to say:



“A true Apple fanatic will tell you that everything your Windows machine can do, Apple did first or does better. […] But when it comes to speech recognition, Microsoft is way out front. Microsoft shipped Windows Vista to consumers last January with a heavy-duty voice recognition system that allows it to do far more than just recognize simple voice commands–as Leopard does.”


Thanks Brian.


BTW … Speaking of comparisons between Microsoft and Apple … Have you tried out our speech recognition work on Live Search for Windows Mobile yet? It, too, is pretty impressive. You can’t do that with an Apple iPhone and Google Maps right now.

Comments (4)

  1. Vyacheslav Lanovets says:

    Hopefully, the server platfrom for voice recognition on Mobile Devices will be available as a separate product for software vendors. Or maybe voice input SIP on future CE OSes will be powered by Microsoft servers.

    Still for narrow problem domains like warehouses, construction, survey it is desireabke to tweak voice recognition engine accordingly, like we provide custom keyboard SIP for surveyors.

  2. I was reading news the other day on my Windows Mobile phone while I was waiting in line for lunch, and

  3. I was reading news the other day on my Windows Mobile phone while I was waiting in line for lunch, and

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