You can replace Siri with Google’s Voice Search, but there’s a catch

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You can replace Siri with Googles Voice Search, but theres a catch

The Google app's newly enhanced voice-powered search can work wonders, and it's even better on a jailbroken iPhone .

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

I’ll catch some flak for this, but I still like Siri.

In fact, I find it extremely useful for things like setting reminders and sending text messages hands-free. It’s not perfect, but neither is it as useless as many people seem to think.

That said, Google’s newly updated Voice Search is all kinds of awesome. It’s blazing-fast, amazingly accurate, and in many ways just plain smarter than Siri. Use it a few times and you’ll immediately start wishing you could ditch Siri for it — or, at the very least, make it as push-button accessible.

You can — if you’re willing to jailbreak your iPhone . Cydia tweak NowNow lets you invoke Google’s Voice Search via any number of shortcuts, including a triple-press of the Home button or double-tap of the lock-screen clock. It also gives owners of older iPhones — those that don’t have Siri at all — a slick voice-search capability.

Here’s a video that shows NowNow in action:

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You can replace Siri with Googles Voice Search, but theres a catch

You can replace Siri with Googles Voice Search, but theres a catch

You can replace Siri with Googles Voice Search, but theres a catch

You can replace Siri with Googles Voice Search, but theres a catch

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