15 Nov '11, 6am

Siri on Android? Not quite impossible

Siri on Android? Not quite impossible

Siri has already been shown to work on the iPhone 4 , but Applidium has gone a step further by "delving" into the inner workings of the popular voice assistant. Here's a little taste of what goes behind Siri: Tech Crunch - The catch: in the end, anything attempting to communicate with Siri’s backend needs to have a valid iPhone 4S identification string, unique to each 4S. In one-off experiments like this one, spoofing that string with one pulled from an actual 4S is somewhat simple — Apple wouldn’t (/couldn’t) ever really notice. If someone were to hack together an Android app and distribute it, though, the massive influx of requests all originating from the same unique ID would almost certainly trigger a blacklisting. Unless the app had a massive pool of authentic unique IDs to rotate through, the fishy activity would be pretty easy to discern. And a short and concise exp...

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