Apple introduced iOS 15 with a lot of improvements to its Siri virtual assistant. The new features like offline support, on-device speech recognition, on-device personalization, and others make the virtual assistant from Apple quite compelling. But does the new Siri in iOS 15 come close to the industry-leading Google Assistant in Android 12?
YouTuber In Depth Reviews ran a test on his Pixel 4a running Android 12 Beta and an iPhone 12 running iOS 15 Beta 1. Google Assistant already works offline, has had ‘context’ conversations for quite some time now. The YouTuber ran the same tests on both the devices, comparing new features of Siri to Google Assistant.
Offline Support: Siri vs Google Assistant
Apple is finally utilizing the powerful neural core of newer iPhones. Siri can now work offline on all iPhones with an A12 Bionic chip or above. In the offline support test, Siri and Google Assistant on par with each other. Both the virtual assistants were able to perform all the actions asked.
Obviously, Pixel 4a is years behind iPhone 12 in terms of CPU performance, so that lag was there. Though both the assistants were able to perform all the asked tasks.
Sharing and Contacts Screen
When it came to sharing and contacts screen, Siri did perform a little bit better. Siri was able to accurately share the location ‘To My Other Number’ whereas Google Assistant failed to do so.