Google has just updated its Google Search iOS app to version 2.5.1, making a number of minor (albeit much appreciated) changes to its Google Voice Search functionality. Essentially, Voice Search now performs better within the Google Search app, even though it was rather impressive from the beginning.

As outlined in the app’s release notes, changes made in version 2.5.1 include:

  • Simply say what you want and get results without typing.
  • Faster and significantly improved voice recognition with text streamed on the fly.
  • Get answers spoken directly back to you with web results tailored to your questions.
  • Want to see types of questions that work well? Visit http://google.com/support/mobile/?p=gsa_voice.

Back at the end of last month, we showed you a video that pitted Google Voice Search against Google Now, and Siri. The results seemed to indicate that Voice Search is more responsive than Apple’s “humble virtual assistant.” If you’re a jailbreaker, it is possible to better integrate Google Voice Search within the iOS. The rest of us, however, will just have to wait for Apple to make further improvements to Siri.

Go and get version 2.5.1 of Google Search. As before, it’s available for free in the App Store.