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Watch Google’s Jelly Bean Perfectly Process 40+ Voice Commands

"Siri, experience a deep sense of shame and inferiority."
 Watch Googles Jelly Bean Perfectly Process 40+ Voice Commands

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Okay, we confess: We’ve never owned an iPhone and are head-over-heels in love with our Galaxy Nexus. But even the most hardcore of Apple fanboys have to concede that Google’s new Android update, Jelly Bean, looks pretty sweet. Google Now seems like an easy way to seamlessly integrate your phone’s functionality into your every day schedule. Plus, the UI tweaks make the whole Android experience much sleeker and prettier.

Oh, but that’s not all. Jean-Louis Nguyen, a director of biz dev at GOOG, posted a video (to Google+, of course) of the beta version of Jelly Bean responding to over 40 voice commands. The phone gets it right every damn time. Even obscure requests like, “Where is that museum with Egyptian stuff in San Jose?” It’s pretty impressive.

And with the news that Apple’s Siri is wrong over a third of the time, Android is looking pretty good right now. Sorry, Zooey.

Meanwhile, over in Mountain View, the geniuses at Google forgot to measure at what temperature the Android Jelly Bean statue would melt. According to Google employee Dan Morrill, “Jelly Bean is so ridiculously hot that the JB statue overheated, and his head partially melted and popped off.” That’s one way to look at it.

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