[do people really talk to their phones] because i never see it and don't know anyone who does. other than doing it for safety reasons while driving this sounds like the most stupid thing ever. and i've tried Siri and Google Now and hate both
It used to be a useless gimmick, but the tech has come on massively recently. I use it a lot for certain specific tasks on my phones and tablets
I haven't used Siri in a while, but Google Now and Cortana especially work really well for me. If I want to call somewhgere that isn't in my contacts then I use voice. "Call the Apple store on Regents Street, London" is quicker than googling for a number and dialling it. Also, for playing music, it's a ton quicker, just tell the device what you want to play and it does it almost instantly. Much quicker than opening up the music app, and searchging for the song before pressing play: You can also do it across the room with Cortana and Google Now if you don't have the phone in your hand.