Sunday, January 1, 2012

Official Siri For Android 'Released in Marketplace' for Download turns out to be Fake

[ via Chip Hazard ] 30 Dec


On Wednesday, a Publisher named “Official App” launched an app called “Siri for Android” at the Android market which at a first glance appeared to be a legit and official version of Siri but is apparently fake.
In reality, it’s just a shortcut that launches Google’s built-in Voice Actions which is probably already installed in your Android device. 
The app uses the same Siri icon one sees on an iPhone which probably leads people to believe the app being real. However, as misleading it may sound the developer in the description of the app described its functionality to be different than advertised.

This app will probably be removed any minute now as this app has been advertised all over the web, which will most certainly get the attention of Google’s staff working for the Android Marketplace. Google surely needs to step up its screening procedure when it comes to approval of apps.

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