A lot of people are talking about the Siri app for iPhone. If you haven’t heard it is a native app for the iPhone 4s that allows you to ask it a question and it replies with an answer. You may be thinking that Android already does this, but what sets Siri apart is it’s smart way of deciding where to get the answer from.
The (so far) solution for Android is a new app that is called Iris. Note that the name is Siri spelled backwards. Iris was developed and released in the 8 hours following the iPhone launch. So far it is listed as an Alpha launch, so expect some bugs and have high hopes for a lot of great improvements.
This is a great way for the Open Source community to show that it can out do a company like Apple.