Apple’s latest release of iPhone 4S saw one new feature being added and it was called Siri, the new personal assistant application. You can ask Siri for help for virtually anything and we already seen many videos on this. Siri was made available only for iPhone 4S users and not available to iOS 5. But it seems Siri’s voice recognition protocol has been cracked and this means Siri could come to iPad and even Android. The guys at Applidium has mentioned on Twitter that they have successfully cracked the protocol and might share the details openly.
The guys have also made a demo speech in which Siri responded and worked perfectly without any iPhone 4S. Having said this, there is still a constraint in using Siri on other devices. The iPhone 4S sends identifiers everywhere. So if you want to use Siri on another device, you still need the identfier of at least one iPhone 4S. This could be an issue when you want to port it to other devices and platform. Apple could even block these unauthorized identifiers.
Siri’s protocol contains lots of information, including the confidence level it has in every word’s translation and a timestamp for each word. Siri also sends raw audio data to Apple’s servers that is compressed with the Speex codec which are often used in VOIP applications.
If you are an Android developer, you can head over to Applidium’s post and get more details on it.
Who knows, we might soon see Siri on other devices like iPad and platforms including Android.