Thus far we’ve looked at how Vlingo and Siri are largely comparable across many core functions.  Today we’ll start to take a look at some ways where the two Assistants handle your requests differently.

The Vlingo Virtual Assistant on Android can help you open popular third party services like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube.  Siri, unfortunately, cannot.  This illustrates one of the key differences between Vlingo and Siri – Vlingo wants to remain open, allowing you to choose what content is important, while Siri prefers a much more tightly controlled experience.  You see this again when we look at social networking.  Vlingo allows you to update Facebook or Twitter, and check in with foursquare.  No such luck on Siri.  Check out the video below.  We think after watching you’re realize that Vlingo is much more than just Siri for Android.  It’s a more open, social Assistant.

 

What do you think?  Any other questions for us about how Vlingo and Siri differ?

 

Thanks,

TJ

  • http://www.facebook.com/sabond21 Sergey Sabond

    I love iOS, but Siri really doesn’t work in same cases… :)

  • Michael

    I love Vlingo, but I use Google Voice for my SMS. I have tried to find a way to change the default program for texting with Vlingo and haven’t figured out how to do it. 

  • Mike McNeal

    When will it work on the HTC Rezound?

  • Fallingforward

    What about safereader on Vlingo for the iPhone 4?

  • Régis Décamps

    Slightly out of topic, but apparently you have installed the latest version of Vlingo on this Samsung Galaxy SII. I have tried this too. But when I double-tap the “home” button, it is still the old version of Vlingo that launches, and it is very annoying. How do you fix that?