iOS 5.1 and Xcod 4.3 released to developers
This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
Apple has seeded iOS 5.1 to developers, a pre-release version of iOS that includes enhanced dictation support during text input "on supported devices," something that has currently been limited to iPhone 4S, the only iOS device that supports Siri. Nothing suggests that Apple mentions the developers that Sir will be expanded to other devices, but we can hope on the possibility that at least the speech recognition portion of Siri's technology could be added to iPod touch, iPad and earlier iPhone models.
Reviewers note that Apple's Siri performs more accurate recognition and far more sophisticated actions based on recognized speech then Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.
In addition, Apple has released Xcode 4.3 beta to developers, a required version of Xcode for those wishing to develop and test their applications with iOS 5.1 devices. This iOS 5.1 release is crucial. iOS SDK 5.1 provides support for developing iOS applications and includes the complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating applications for iOS and Mac OS X. With this software, you can develop applications that run on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5.1. You can also test your applications using the included iOS Simulator, which supports iOS 5.1.
This version of iOS is intended only for installation on devices registered with Apple’s developer program. Be warned that attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state.