If Apple is relying on Siri for competitive edge, it has to work harder for its upcoming iPhone 5. Android undoubtedly beat Apple for having too many of Siri alternatives for its users. We have chosen naughty nine free such Siri alternative apps for our readers that will help you in voice dialing, sending texts and emails, searching, updating social media, managing contacts and finding local shops.

1. Vlingo Virtual Assistant

Vlingo is your virtual assistant to complete whatever actions you tell it to do and above that many of Android users will recommend it for you and a large population of Android user will claim that Vling Virtual Assistant is more useful, capable, and accurate than Siri. You can voice dial, have directions, open apps, search the web, update your Facebook and Twitter status. It is absolutely free for you.

Vlingo Virtual Assistant

2. Speaktoit Assistant

Speaktoit Assistant is another brilliant choice for Android users as it understands almost everything you command through your voice and respond to you accordingly. You can have all the usability of Vlingo Virtual Assistant in Speaktoit Assistant. You can have it free of cost.

Speaktoit Assistant

3. Voice Actions

Voice Actions enables Android users to command through voice with Google’s PHENOMENAL Speech Recognition. You can start conversation with Voice Actions by sending voice command and it is able to play music, painting, texting etc for you and above all it is free of cost.

Voice Actions

4. EVA Intern

EVA Intern lets you control your Android powered device with natural language (using text to speech technology and voice recognition. Your device becomes a completely hands free device and you can activate EVA by just shaking your phone.

EVA Intern

5. Edwin, Speech-to-Speech

This free speech recognition app for Android users requires SpeechSynthesis Data and TTS Extended apps to be installed and it’s translate function is really fun to enjoy.

Edwin, Speech-to-Speech

6. Hands-Free Voice Dialer

Voice Dialer is an ideal alternative for Siri for Android users. You command it in your natural voice and Voice Dialer responds confirming your command and then executes it. You can use commands like, “Call Murphy at her mobile”, Find Contact for Abbey or “Send text message to Jia”

Hands-Free Voice Dialer

7. TopVoiceControl

This free voice assistant is enabled with text to speech features. With its very user friendly interface, it shows you all the commands which you can speak to Voice Control.

TopVoiceControl

8. Sonalight Text by Voice

Sonlight turns your Android phone into a hands and eye free device through your speech recognition which reads aloud the incoming messages and you can reply by voice.

Sonalight Text by Voice

9. PhoneVoice

Android utility for text to speech recognition which notifies you in voice about the incoming calls and SMS. It is worth having for people who sometimes become too busy in driving, in meeting etc.

PhoneVoice