The novelty that iPhone 4S brought to the smartphone world was a voice assistant called Siri, which gave the user the possibility to ask for information about various subjects or complete simple tasks using only your voice command.
Even if Siri’s hype and popularity now reached a lower level, there are a lot of Android users who would like to use a similar app on their device. As a result, there are a lot of Siri clones available for download on the Android Market. Some of them are great apps, some are not.
I would like to let you know about a new Android app had made its way on the Android platform. Mira is an Android app that should be your virtual assistant just like Siri, to which you give voice commands.
We first noticed the application on its dedicated topic from the XDA-Developers forum, where you can find out about the features that Mira app for Android comes with:
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- Database and algorithm is served offline
- Database is at the time very small
- Works offline with a text box
- Learns your name
- Can grab weather information
- Can grab location information
For testing purposes, we installed Mira app for Android, currently in Beta, on a Samsung Galaxy I9100 running the stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM. We did not notice any bugs or issues with the app but I have to say that it’s not that much of a surprise given the fact that it is very limited in terms of voice commands.
When comparing Mira app for Android to other Siri like alternatives available for the Android platform, it is not that impressive either. To this impression probably also contributes the fact that it basically has an interface copied entirely from Siri, without any features of its own.
I find it hard to believe that Mira app for Android is going to survive on the Android platform if the developers do not improve it significantly. There are a lot of alternatives available that you can choose from if you want a Siri like experience, as it is the case with Dragon Go! or Iris. This means that Mira app for Android already faces tough competition already.
Before going further with the download of Mira for Android app, I recommend you to check out the official thread for the app on the XDA-Developers forum, so that you get to understand what are the pro’s and con’s straight from other users who tested the app also. As we are not talking about an app available on the Android Market, once you download the Mira app for Android you will have to enable the ‘Install applications from unknown sources’ option from the Android settings menu.
Click here to download Mira app for Android – XDA-Developers forum.