Siri, the personal assistance marvel of the Apple iPhone 4S, might not come to older Apple devices but possibly to Android smartphones. The developers at Applidium have successfully managed to crack Siri’s security protocol, which means that they can create an alternate Siri app for device with non-iOS platform.
“On October 14, 2011, Apple introduced the new iPhone 4S. One of its major new features was Siri, a personal assistant application. Siri uses a natural language processing technology to interact with the user. Interestingly, Apple explained that Siri works by sending data to a remote server (that’s probably why Siri only works over 3G or WiFi). As soon as we could put our hands on the new iPhone 4S, we decided to have a sneak peek at how it really works. Today, we managed to crack open Siri’s protocol. As a result, we are able to use Siri’s recognition engine from any device. Yes, that means anyone could now write an Android app that uses the real Siri! Or use Siri on an iPad! And we’re going to share this know-how with you,” the developers said.
While Apple still continues to find out ways of porting Siri on to older devices. Very recently Apple denied the rumors of Siri’s inclusion to older devices. According to the official statement, Apple ruled out the inclusion of Siri in iOS 4.0 device saying, “Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices.”
While Apple works hard on making the Apple voice assistant Siri backward compatible it is possible that the Siri might become compatible to other devices way before we see one on the iPhone 4 or the 3GS.