Apple patches Siri smartphone answer: Nokia not amused

May 15, 2012
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Apple patches Siri smartphone answer: Nokia not amused

Late last week it was discovered that if you asked Siri what it’s favorite smartphone was, the Nokia Lumia 900 would pop up. it was mildly amusing, and a good time was had by all. Now it looks like Apple has patched the possible answers. Asking Siri what the best smartphone is results in such answers as “You’re holding it” and “Wait... there are other phones?”

Previously, Siri was pulling the information down from Wolfram Alpha, which had determined that the Lumia 900 was the best smartphone by taking compiling average customer reviews. Apple does have control over Siri, but not the third parties that it pulls information from, including Wolfram Alpha and Google. It looks like that the specific question that triggered the search results has been tweaked though.

Nokia doesn’t seem to be amused, with a spokeperson saying: “Apple position Siri as the intelligent system that's there to help, but clearly if they don't like the answer, they override the software.” Still, Apple probably wasn’t too keen on letting Siri shine a light on a rival phone and operating system, so can you really blame them?

[via Sydney Morning Herald]


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