Yes, you read that correctly. Siri for Android has apparently hit the Android Marketplace. A developer by the name of “Official App” has published a supposed Android version of Siri.

Apple introduced Siri alongside the iPhone 4S, and the virtual assistant has been the most talked-about feature of the new smartphone since. Does Android’s version of Siri have what it takes to steal the limelight?

Since “Siri for Android” was released on the Android Market, it has accumulated  over 1000+ downloads and a 3 and half average rating. As you probably guessed, Siri for Android is a fake.

Siri for Android is not its own app, rather it is a shortcut to Google’s built-in Voice Control. Siri for Android also uses the same exact icon that the iPhone 4S uses. This is a prime example as why to Google should set rules and regulations for the Android Market, as this app violates Apple’s copyright.

Google has yet to comment or remove the app. If Apple were to take legal action against Google or the developer, things could get crazy. The developer also has another published app called “Pinterest“, a complete rip-off of an iOS app with the same name.

[The Next Web]

  • If you look at his company name on the Android market, it’s “Official App,” which is obviously going to scam people into buying his fake apps. Also, the permissions tab says this Siri app has full GPS, Internet, contacts and data access – all of which probably isn’t required for a simple redirect to the voice control (I’m not an Android dev so I’m not sure)

    Ad@m

    • I totally agree with you Adam. I heard someone talking about this the other day saying that Android users could get Siri from Android Marketplace which I called BS but looks like I was wrong! I cannot Google would sit back and let this happen. They should know by now that Apple does not play around. Look at what they just did to HTC just over the way the phone was storing information.

      follow me on twitter @MikePhoneJunkie

  • Like i thought Andriod is a cheap rip off of iOS and it’s things like this that prove it…

    Ok let the war of words against me begin…

    • Agreed!

    • I don’t know much about Android, but here it is the developer that copied, not Google themselves.

      • True ..and what have google done about it………..nothing , why cause they need stuff like this to keep the Andriod users happy …

      • Anonymous

        “like I thought” so, you haven’t actually tested your thoughts? You just make uneducated comments.. lol

        I use my iphone 4 daily and love it but, your comments still seem a bit rediculous.

        Go pick up one of the new android devices and play around it with, besides not having polished games like the apple market, it is a GREAT peice of equipment.

        Also, with regards to copying… look at iOS5 notification center… that was Apple clearly taking a good idea from google.. this post is about some asshole who is scamming people, not google trying to copy apple.

      • @HEIF_37 i don’t believe you own an iPhone 4. Android is a piece of shit. Just compare the UI. Swipe it left and right then compare it to iphone.

      • Anonymous

        @WordPress Elite

        in my post, i said “go pick up one of the NEW android devices”

        I had the original droid before the iphone, I got the iphone 4 specificaly because the UI was fucking amazing compared to that peice of shit droid…

        HOWEVER, the new android devices are just as beautiful, just as smooth.

        If I had it my way, I would have my iphone for gaming, and an android phone for calls, txts.

        Have you played with a galaxy Nexus? That shit is so clean… go play with both devices then talk shit.. idiot. Even Wazniak can appreciate a good device…

        I have been reading both this blog and droid life for over a year…. both sides are filled with complete morons who cleary have never operated the “other sides” OS.

        As i said, original droid was fucking awful, I had to load custom roms, chang the kernals, overclock to a breaking point just to TRY and mimic an iphone smoothness, now you buy the android devices and they are really smooth.

      • Anonymous

        @Burge and how long did it take Apple to remove the MAME emulator from their App Store? Or 0xCharlie’s malicious app that was in the App Store nearly 3 months. Jesus, give Google a chance to react.

      • @hief I agree with you but to me iPhone’s are stable and don’t cause issues but I just love the way you add and customize in a android I played. A little with their tablets they seem really nice but I still prefer the iPad I just wish apple would allow customization or allow themes and tweaks in. AppStore

    • Truth

    • Jon Garrett

      what part or parts of Android is a rip off of iOS? while you try to make up something, let me tell you what parts of iOS are rip offs of Microsoft, RIM and many others.

      smart phones, touch screen smart phones
      apps, mobile app stores
      media players
      GUI

      and so much more, and were it not for these things there would be NO iphone.

      • The part where google help Apple develop iOS for the first iPhone ..you know before google released Andriod with there badge on it..

      • Jon Garrett

        if Google helped develop iOS what makes iOS belong to apple? did they have an agreement at the beginning stating who would be entitled to what? and do you have some inside info about this?

        If Im not mistaking, the two OSes look and work nothing alike. and at their Core, they both use some kind of kernel that is nearly identical, a free and open source kernel so how does it become apple’s property?

        I could be a bit wrong about the kernel thing but just going off memory here.

      • Helped Apple …not Apple help google….

      • Helped Apple …not Apple help google….

      • “Smart phones, touch screen smart phones”, in that case Android is a rip off of Apple’s iPhone in the same way that iPhone “ripped off” all those companies you mentioned. Apple didn’t “steal” or “rip off” anybody when it first launched, they simply took what was diminished at the time and made it better. GUI? The graphical user interface before the iPhone was clunky and crappy. Media Players? You mean to tell me that the Apple ripped off Microsoft and RIM with their iPod? App stores? Before the App Store on iOS there were roughly 20,000 apps for every OS on phones combined.

        I don’t disagree that there would be no iPhone if it wasn’t for the older cell phones, but you can clearly make the exact same argument that there would be no Android OS if it weren’t for the iPhone’s OS. I can appreciate a good operating system and give credit where it’s due (Android is gaining speed and is good right now), but before the iPhone and its OS was created there was no real “smart phone” on the market.

      • Jon Garrett

        But why does everything have to be a rip off? only when talking about iOS vs Android do I even hear people talk like this. did Mr. Ford complain when other people started making cars? and look at what we have today because everybody had an idea of how to make a better product. look at the beautiful flat screen HDTV you have hanging on your wall now think back to the big square cube you had as a child (and if you’re old enough you remember black and white TVs were common)

        I personally don’t believe you can steal somebody’s idea. if you use Chicken to make chicken soup how is it a rip off because somebody else used Chicken in their chicken soup?

        I’m probably one of the few people who will admit that 60% of the reason I switched from iOS to Android is because of how apple fans react and behave when someone criticizes apple–I didn’t want to be associated with people who have self esteem issues.

        ALL OF US benefit from competition, I actually wish Windows Phone was a viable 3rd option ( a 3 way tie with all the companies pushing each other to create the best products)

  • @HEIF_37 I completely agree. I have an iPhone 4, and I went to apple after the G1 because it was absolutely terrible. I recently bought my girlfriend the HTC Amaze, and the phone is great. Super smooth, great quality pictures, and i’ve played with the Samsung Galaxy S II, and that is also a great phone. If apple decided to drop their phones today, I’d pick up a Galaxy S II in a heart beat. Android has come a long way, and is very comparable to to the iPhone. In Fact speed tests shows the Galaxy S II beating the 4S. I prefer to have an iPhone, because that’s just my preference right now. And i’m scared of switching off, and not being grandfathered in to unlimited Data with ATT. Some of these apple fan boys, act idiotic, and can’t appreciate a good piece of technology if it’s not apple.

    • Jon Garrett

      dude, you will NOT loose your unlimited data plan by switching from the iPhone to the Galaxy S II. I made the switch back in October and Ive loved every minute with my S2.

      • ive loved every minute sticking my s2 down my ass

      • Painman

        I would have thought you would stick it up your ass, rather than down, but then that just about sums up the intelligence of someone who has to hide behind a lame alias.

      • Painman

        I would have thought you would stick it up your ass, rather than down, but then that just about sums up the intelligence of someone who has to hide behind a lame alias.

  • Love this site…even android users feel the need of IOS …
    look, I say what and if you don’t like it you can leave a reply , you might get a answer back you might not..
    I don’t like Andriod I never have and yes I have tried the newer devices and I must say they don’t impress me , but that just me..
    @HEIF_37..you want a iPhone for gaming and a droid for calls and texts …so a iPHONE = PHONE AS IN A MOBILE DEVICE THAT MAKES CALLS AND TEXTS AND GIVE YOU OTHER FEATURES ASWELL, JUST TO PLAY GAMES…!

    • Edit..I say what I want…

    • Anonymous

      Well, to put it frank, you can do just about anything on iOS that you can do on Android.

      My bad on saying “for calls and texts” because what I meant was moving files around, processing data through the phone to a computer, ect. I am not saying an iphone can’t do it.

      The difference is, I mess around with hacking and customizing, I was really impressed with what you can do on an iPhone, but I must say, some really simple tasks apple has made very difficult to accomplish on an iPhone, yet on an android device it is cake (and vice-versa)

      Look man, its very apparent your a fan boy, you can hate on android all you want, but the fact is they have some great devices.

      I am still rocking the iphone 4 which is a very old device, and I tell people all the time that it is actually one of the better devices STILL on the market to this day, the build quality, UI, hardware, its just great…. but the new generation of android has picked up its game and in a matter of time the android market will be much better then what it is today and it will be a complete wash on who is better.

      • At no point I said I was or wasn’t a fan boy…
        Ive tried Andriod and I just don’t like it end of…
        When the iPhone first came out I just felt that I needed that device…It was 6 months before I got it..I didnt get the 3G ..I got the 3GS and now I’ve got the i4s , if I wanted I could of got all the devices 3G and i4 plus the let down product that’s the iPad ( when I say let down . I mean Apple could of made it replace the netbook )
        …but I’ve only had 3 iPhones over the years and a minimac..so as for you calling me a fan boy …I think not..

    • Jon Garrett

      the last thing Android users want is the iOS experience. iOS users on the other hand MUST jailbreak their devices because iOS lacks so much.

      besides, Google had voice controls long before iOS had Siri.

    • Jesus christ… Talk about being biased

  • This Disqus is starting to became annoying ..one post you can edit and in another post you carn’t…

  • I see what every one loves and see and tell you the truth both devises are not bad, both share there problems from one another. I am 17 and don’t currently own a iPhone 4s or a htc but I have played around with each other from time to time. I like the iPhone 4 but that’s just me. Every ones different here and share there likings with a android or iPhone. @HEIF_37 iPhone can handle Alot of things with jailbreak anything can go down from editing anything to transferring larg files from iPhone to computer (openSSH) and such.dont get me wrong I’m happy with what I have already and remember every ones different to we’re they like android or iPhone I mean even other phones not just them

  • I see what every one loves and see and tell you the truth both devises are not bad, both share there problems from one another. I am 17 and don’t currently own a iPhone 4s or a htc but I have played around with each other from time to time. I like the iPhone 4 but that’s just me. Every ones different here and share there likings with a android or iPhone. @HEIF_37 iPhone can handle Alot of things with jailbreak anything can go down from editing anything to transferring larg files from iPhone to computer (openSSH) and such.dont get me wrong I’m happy with what I have already and remember every ones different to we’re they like android or iPhone I mean even other phones not just them

    • Anonymous

      as I said in one of my OP…. yes, virtually anything you can do on android, you can do on iOS, or the other way around.

      I don’t have any concrete examples for you and I apologize, all I know is that in my 1+ year of having an iphone, some tasks whether it be themeing, file transfer, hacking… sometimes it would be easier on an android

  • You’re right, things would have got messy, so Google has now removed it from Market!

  • Why would they sue google? Its the publisher thats responsible. If someone would upload an app with a trojan (which happens alot). They dont press charges against google. Thats silly

  • James Riseborough

    I pity the mugs that fall for such obvious scams such as these

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