Apple Partners With Nuance For Voice Recognition Technology In iOS 5 Rather Than Microsoft?

News | Sunday May 8 2011 9:00 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Couple of days back, we reported that
TechCrunch has just reported that they’ve received some more interesting information from their source about Apple ’s partnership with Nuance.
as it is a leader in this space and also holds wide range of patents. It makes a lot more sense than buying the company, which currently has a market cap of $6.5 billion.
one anonymous tipster who correctly knew other information about the two companies tells us that Microsoft had been pushing Apple hard to use their own voice recognition technology in iOS. That attempt was rebuffed, apparently. It will be Nuance all the way.
As of now, based on the
and speculations, iOS 5 will be all about the cloud and voice recognition technology. It looks like the day when we can tell our iPhone to give us directions to an empty parking spot in the area isn’t too far away (a combination of iOS 5’s speech recognition technology, turn-by-turn navigation apps like
that allow iPhone users in San Francisco to find an empty parking spot). Voice recognition technology deeply integrated in iOS 5 will also make it a lot safer for such use cases as users won’t have to focus on the iPhone while driving.

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