Google Search doesn’t read the message back before asking if you want to send, so it’s not totally hands-free yet—but it’s getting there. Verbally asking for clarification and helping the user along step-by-step through the voice command process was the last big thing Siri did better than Google’s voice interface. Before this update, “send a text message” would just open the texting app. The new voice functionality is available in Google Search 3.1 for Android, which is rolling out to users now. It’s safe to assume it will end up in the Google Search app for the iPhone soon too.
Ouch Siri, just…ouch.