The best voice assistants for Android

If the owners of iOS devices are always ready to help Siri, then the owners of gadgets with Android have the opportunity to choose your voice helper.

Artificial intelligence is no longer a fiction from the "Scientific Fiction on the Third Shelf" section. Robots have long penetrate the houses of people under the guise of smart speakers and mobile applications for smartphones. In recent years, many companies have seriously advanced in developing AI. Electronic assistants have become much more functional, and now manufacturers have fun in what "face their foreheads", trying to understand, What voice assistant is smarter.

The most sensible of the electronic assistants for a long time was Siri - which is not surprising, because Apple brought the program to mind for as many as 6 years. In 2019, IQ Loup Ventures tested voice assistants and found out - Google Assistant understands more questions than competitors and gives the most detailed and understandable answers. In the second place of Siri from Apple, the third place went Alexa from Amazon. Fair for the sake of the Troika leaders showed close results, so there is no explicit leader here.

Meanwhile, the number of voice assistants is not limited to the options listed above. They are more, but about the best told in our review.

Yandex Alice

One of the best vocal assistants among functioning in Russian. This application reacts adequately to Russian-speaking user phrases. At the same time, the program was created rather for entertainment than for real benefits. No, " Alice" is quite capable of suggesting what the weather outside the window, or pave the route to the right place, but first of all this voice assistant is designed for all kinds of games. In particular, with Alice, you can play the "cities", "Guess Actor", "Guess the song" and different other games. And the process may not be injured!

It should be remembered that the voice assistant is designed by the most popular search engine in Russia. This means that the application perfectly copes with the functions that most often use visitors to Yandex. For example, "Alice" instantly tells the course of a certain currency to the ruble. Will not work the program and recalculate some amount of dollars by transferring it to the Russian currency. In general, the easiest way to use the voice assistant is as the converter. Or advisor - "Alice" may well advise some kind of establishment for visiting, whether it is a restaurant, theater, an entertainment club or a cinema.

Many users love to learn about the Alice itself. It should be noted that the voice assistant behaves like a real woman. That is, the application at any time can begin to coexist or speak riddles. In the end, you begin to make sure that this assistant has logic. Women's logic.

Google Assistant

Quickly quickly in Google switched from the development of NOW to the creation of Assistant. The first project is now considered closed, while the second is actively developing. Assistant of the world-famous search engine saves all user dialogs on the server. Makes the program for self-development and search for key concepts. Gradually, the assistant is increasingly adapted to the style of human speech, developing a wide database of responses.

was originally announced that Google Assistant will be available only on flagship smartphones. Now any Android user can use the Google Assistant services. Initially, English, he is now easily understanding Russian speech and performs many features - launching music, opening applications, search for the right information, converting currencies, search for routes and the right places nearby. The essential advantage of the assistant is the ability to call phone book subscribers, send messages by email or SMS. Such skills Alice has not yet possess it is its substantial minus.

And more Google Assistant can turn on the flashlight - a trifle, but nice.


Against the background of the above-mentioned competitors, Marusya from Mail. Ru Group is the smallest and therefore the most inexperienced. The developers announced it in 2018, and the release of beta versions occurred in the summer 2019. Then Marusya applied to invites, but now it can download any Android user. Like already existing assistants, Marusya can tell an entertaining fact, find the necessary information on the network, tell the horoscope, find a cheap plane ticket. In general, the possibilities are not very different from Alice or Assistant Google, but today it has some interesting features.

First, the assistant from Mail. Ru can understand the veiled question, for example, "I frozen in the jacket" will make Marusus report the weather forecast. Another curious chip, which does not have competitors is "memorization." You can simply turn the facts or cases that need to be remembered without binding to a certain date, and then ask: "Marusya, what did you remember?" And get a list shot earlier. Such options have Alice or Google Assistant, but they put a specific reminder for a certain time - and this is not always convenient. In addition, Marusya is gradually integrated into Mail. Ru Group services - with its help you can already run VKontakte's music, and in the foreseeable future, support and other developer platforms are expected.

Morusi's creators released their own smart column, which, of course, received an intellectual assistant. A smart column with voice control " Capsule" costs about 9,000 rubles. Marusya hears when they are treated for it thanks to six built-in microphones and performs different requests. She can tell about the weather and important news, find a recipe for breakfast, remind about the intended affairs. And she knows how to tell the children of fairy tales and sing lulled overnight.

Although now Marusya with difficulty can with the famous rivals listed above, but already seen - she has the potential and chances in the foreseeable future to surpass them. More information about the capabilities of the assistant can be found on the official website.


The main feature of the Russian-speaking intellectual assistant "Dusya" is a complete absence of an interface. The assistant is constantly working in the background and at the same time does not occupy a single inch of the mobile gadget screen. You can run the application "Dusya" by voice, waving, shaking and many other methods.

The developers of the program focuses the attention of users on the fact that "Dusya" is not a chat bot, which will play with the user and tell him anecdota a la siri. "Dusia" performs those teams who are trained - in particular, by the voice query of the Gadget owner, it can pave the route on the map, dial the number recorded in the phonebook, to find music in of the social network"VKontakte", write a message to What's app, translate any simple phrase into several languages. The most important thing is the list of commands that the "duskey" understands is not final; It is constantly complemented. Each of the users can offer its idea as to how to make a "dosy" smarter, at the Special Forum.

The disadvantages of the program "Dusya" can be attributed to the fact that it is paid. The user is given a week for familiarity with the intellectual assistant - after this period will have to acquire a subscription.


The Robin application is considered the best voice helper for the driver. The motorist does not have to tear off the hands from the Baranki to write an SMS message, make a call or find out the weather forecast. The intelligent assistant perfectly copes with such tasks as the search for relevant news and checking unread messages in social networks.

To Russification of the Robin helper, they put the hand of the division of 2 search giants immediately - Google Moscow and Yandex Labs. The results exceeded expectations: "Robin" speaks Russian as if this language is native for him.

The "highlight" of the intellectual assistant Robin is its uncommon sense of humor. The assistant is always ready to please the motorist anecdote, and in terms of funny answers will give odds even "apple" Siri. Marketers of the company Audioburst spreading Robin - also humorous guys, because otherwise they would definitely not be able to create such a masterpiece trailer:

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The functionality of the application "Okay, notepad!" It is small - to call it a full-fledged intelligent assistant. Create voice notes and reminders - this is all that allows the user the application "Okay, notepad!". Judging by the fact that the program has excellent assessments and a lot of positive feedback on Google Play, with its modest task it cope with 5+.

Developer of the application D. Lozenko notes that "Okay, notepad!" It is an analogue of the once popular mobile program "Remember everything". Now the application "remember everything" is abandoned, so there is no intelligent alternatives to Google Play.

Functional of the program "Okay, notepad!" You can expand a little due to the installation of plugins. For example, with the help of additional software, it will be possible to add synchronization with Google tasks.

Amazon alexa

Amazon contains almost the largest number of Internet servers in the world. Such a disk space is not used to handle some serious tasks. That is why once a voice Assistant Amazon Alexa appeared. At that time, it was the only assistant who did not just respond to the user to the memorized phrases, and talked to him.

Assistant gets access to a variety of smartphone functions. He is not difficult to change the brightness of the screen illumination, reproduce some song or call someone. It is also capable of drawing content from a variety of online services, and this does not have to be branded projects from Amazon.

Now Alexa is considered one of the smartest voice assistants. The application works mainly on flagship devices, and not at all. In the main voice assistant was created for Smart speakers - separate devices purchased for installation in the living room or somewhere in the kitchen. Unfortunately, in Russian, this assistant does not want to talk. If you remember the limited resources of the American company Amazon, it is hardly worth waiting for the emergence of the Russian language in the near future.

VANI - Personal voice assistant during calls

application It helps to respond to incoming calls and messages with voice commands. The program is relevant primarily for those users who do not always have the opportunity to answer a call or a message by taking the phone.

It is necessary to clarify that VANI is not a universal voice assistant. He does not know how to run at the request of the application user, respond to questions or search for information on the Internet. The program understands several commands and serves solely to help with incoming calls and messages. She knows how to pronounce the name of the caller and responds to commands to answer the call or his discharge. The user can configure its own command words in the voice assistant settings.

One of the useful features of the assistant is identifying the caller name. This allows you to reject calls from unknown numbers and cut off spammers.

From the minuses of the VANI voice assistant, it should be noted that it only works on devices with the Android 7.0 operating system and higher.

Miri - Smart Voice Assistant!

The developer positions the application as an intellectual assistant for Drivers who can pave the way, answer the call, send a message if the user has hands. In fact, Miri offers much more opportunities. According to the functionality, this head assistant is inferior to Alice from Yandex, but it fully copes with the main responsibilities of the intellectual assistant. Miri will not tell an anecdote or a fairy tale, but can find the necessary information on the Internet on the Internet, to show the weather or open a page with news in the browser. The program also knows how to play music, enable and disable Bluetooth, open applications.

The merits of Miri should include the excellent knowledge of the Russian language and excellent speech recognition.

Voice assistants on PC

Computer management too Exercise using a virtual assistant - although, alas, only a few users know about it. Windows 10 is equipped with a full-fledged Intelligent Cortana Assistant, capable of performing a lot of tasks by voice requests - to search and run files on your computer, make notes and notes in the calendar, customize the system.

Alas, Cortana has a big drawback: It does not understand Russian and does not speak it. Cortana for 2021 speaks only 14 languages. Naturally, with the time of Cortan, the Russian and other languages ​​will be mastered - however, how long will the domestic users "wait for the weather by the Sea", no one knows. Therefore, it is necessary to turn to third-party voice helpers for computers - good, options are. Here are just some of those supporting Russian:

  • "Gorynych" - an assistant who owns both Russian and English. "Gorynych" is capable of performing any operations by voice commands for which the user usually uses the mouse and keyboard. The problem of "Gorynych" lies in the fact that it recognizes very mediocre - if the owner of the PC suddenly flies, then the voice assistant will simply cease to understand it.
  • "Aggregate" - Intelligent assistant for PC from the creators of the above-mentioned "Dusi". The developers claim that the "unit" is much better than Cortana for a number of reasons: First, the "aggregate" understands Russian, secondly, it is installed on any operating system (whether OSX, Windows or Linux), Third, users can enhance the functionality of the "aggregate" by installing additional modules. But in the case of the "aggregate" again, it does not cost without the "Spoon of Fun": the program is still at the stage of alpha testing, so it will not be possible to download it - you will have to join the Special Community Google + and send Application for receiving a copy of the assistant files.
  • TYPLE - simple utility for Windows 7, 8 and 10. TYPLE functionality is very limited: the program can open files and applications, but it is not capable, let's say, manage the music player. But TYPLE understands the Russian language perfectly well, and thanks to the advanced speech recognition technology, it can even work with budget microphones.


Soon the owners of gadgets from Android awaits a difficult choice. In 2021, Alice, Marusya, Google Assistant, Miri and Vani are perfectly talking in Russian. Meanwhile, the development of voice assistants is in full swing. Windows is promised to port Cortana to other platforms and teach it other languages, Tinkoff Bank has his own assistant Oleg, and there is a voice assistant and from Sber. It should not be surprised, because voice assistants are not only fun, but really comfortable.