Siri has been around ever since the fifth generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 4S, has been released and became part of its exclusive features. If you still haven’t made the “switch”, you’ve probably decided a long time ago that you love your Android device too much to even consider crossing over.

Siri has definitely given the iPhone an edge, but Apple will probably need to work harder because there are just too many great Siri alternatives for Android devices, particularly these 10 apps that we’re going to highlight in this particular post.

The following virtual assistants will be able to voice dial, send text messages and e-mails, search information on the Web, update social media status, manage contacts and reminders, check in with Foursquare, find local shops, and many other functionalities. What’s more, 9 of them are completely free! So choose your favorite today to make your Android become the best assistant you’ll ever have!

Cyberon Voice Commander

Cyberon Voice Commander

The Cyberon Voice Commander allows communication between people and Android phone via voice input. You can control your Android device even without using your hands and eyes. This app allows you to speak commands such as “Call [Name of Contact]”, “Digit Dial”, “Redial”, “Callback”, “Call History”, “Find [Name of Contact]”, “Start [Name of App]”, and many more besides.

The Cyberon Voice Commander is available for $5.99.

 

Sonalight Text by Voice

Sonalight Text by Voice

This free app turns your Android phone into a hands-free and eyes-free device via speech recognition. It will read your incoming text messages aloud and you can reply a text message just by voice.

EVA Intern

EVA Intern

EVA Intern is a free app that lets you control your Android device with natural language. It uses text-to-speech technology and voice recognition to turn your device into a powerful and completely hands-free device. And the best thing is that you can activate it just by shaking your phone! Some of its features include making memos, calls, expense reports, getting basic stock quotes, notifying you of incoming calls, mapping addresses and locations, posting your status on Facebook, starting apps, loading websites or bookmarks, managing lists, contacts, contact groups, calendar, and many more.

Speaktoit Assistant

Speaktoit Assistant

Speaktoit Assistant is an amazing voice assistant as it understands almost everything you say as commands, and responds to it accordingly. It helps you get maps, send e-mails, launch apps, find news and information, get the latest weather update, dial, text and e-mail your contacts, and even post on Facebook and Twitter.

Hands-Free Voice Dialer

Hands-Free Voice Dialer

For a virtual assistant, this app is the perfect Siri alternative. Just speak any command naturally and the Hands-Free Voice Dialer will respond with a confirmation before it executes the given command. What’s more, it’s available for free!

TopVoiceControl

TopVoiceControl

TopVoiceControl is a great free voice recognition app for Android, complete with text-to-speech feature. It has an easy-to-use interface where you can see all the commands you can use. Some notable features include number dialing, launching apps, enabling services, text-to-speech, and acting without key-pressing when only one recognition result is available.

PhoneVoice

PhoneVoice

This free text-to-speech utility for Android has the capability to send you notifications in voice from incoming calls and text messages. It will come in handy for those who are driving, on a meeting, having an important appointment, or doing work.

Vlingo Virtual Assistant

Vlingo Virtual Assistant

This amazing virtual assistant for Android will complete whatever action you’ve commanded it to do. Some even claim that it’s more powerful than Siri in terms of usability, capability, accuracy, and speed.

As a full-fledged virtual assistant, Vlingo can voice dial, get directions, launch apps, send text messages and e-mails, search the Web, find local shops, purchase movie tickets, book hotel rooms, update Facebook or Twitter status, and check in with Foursquare, among other functionalities. Whatever you need, Vlingo will do it for you!

Voice Actions

Voice Actions

This awesome app for Android lets users command their phones via voice commands with Google’s PHENOMENAL Speech Recognition. Just start a conversation by sending voice command and ask away.

Voice Actions has the capability to play music, launch browser, paint, send SMS and e-mails, voice dial your contacts, open favorites and recent contacts, set alarms and reminders, search Amazon, Ebay, and Wolfram, and control WiFi, Bluetooth, volume, etc.

 

Edwin, Speech-to-Speech

Edwin, Speech-to-Speech

Edwin is a free speech recognition app for Android. It’s a must-try Android voice utility with fun translate functions. It also comes equipped with solid features like updating Twitter status, sending SMS, searching the Web, managing date and time, translation, weather forecast, calls, and app launching, among others.

This app requires you to install SpeechSynthesis Data and TTS Extended apps.