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Engineering firm Applidium has taken the figurative dog collar off of Siri, as reported in its blog post.Now any developer with the wits and desire can port Apple’s voice-powered assistant service to whatever device he wants.
This was previously impossible because all Siri requests went through a secure server in Cupertino that ensured they were coming from iPhone 4Ses. But Applidium has worked up a hack to fool the servers into confirming its requests regardless of the original device.
This means we could realistically have a native (but very unofficial) Siri app for Android and desktop sometime soon.