Siri still secretly thinks the Lumia 900 is best

You may remember last week that Siri revealed its secret love of the Nokia Lumia 900 4G on AT&T, after it responded that the flagship Nokia Windows Phone is the "best smart phone ever". Apple was obviously furious that the voice assistant told people that a rival smartphone was the best, so it rushed to stop Siri from sharing its love to the entire world; now it simply says "wait... there are other phones?".

Of course Apple couldn't completely stop Siri from brandishing around its secret crush on the Nokia device, you just have to ask it the right questions to avoid the Apple's Reality Distortion Field. According to WMPowerUser, asking Siri what the best phone is according to customer satisfaction skips around the Distortion Field and yet again reports that the Nokia Lumia 900 is the best smartphone of all.

Apple could attempt to change the Wolfram|Alpha interpretation method to avoid Siri reporting that the Lumia 900 has the highest customer review average, but for now they must be content in Siri revealing that the iPhone 4S actually isn't the highest rated phone going around. And kudos must go to Nokia for delivering a device that is actually dominating the user satisfaction ratings.

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Navan said,
This is such lame news. The fact that apple changed it, even lamer.

No-one forced you to read the article, which in turn makes "you" lame for mentioning in the first place.

topjolly said,

No-one forced you to read the article, which in turn makes "you" lame for mentioning in the first place.


O shut the hell up. Always one idiot pops up "oh.. no one forced you". It's my opinion. I wasn't against the posting of it. If you don't understand something, do not reply to it.

Navan said,

O shut the hell up. Always one idiot pops up "oh.. no one forced you". It's my opinion. I wasn't against the posting of it. If you don't understand something, do not reply to it.

Then, why are you insulted?

Navan said,

O shut the hell up. Always one idiot pops up "oh.. no one forced you". It's my opinion. I wasn't against the posting of it. If you don't understand something, do not reply to it.

Think you beat me to it (idiot popping up that is) :-D

When did they outlaw humour in the world? Because there are some really serious people commenting on this article. Lighten up guys, it's just a bit of fun.

Now they acted like spoiled kids, why would they remove the 1st answer, just to look foolish? At least IMO they acted like kids.

O dear please why can't the phones compete on technical merit rather than some A.I. software's decision? This is what it has come to? Neither Microsoft nor Apple it seems has confidence in their own product. MS is constantly bashing the iPhone and Android and Apple goes and changes Siri to make it not say that.

xpclient said,
O dear please why can't the phones compete on technical merit rather than some A.I. software's decision? This is what it has come to? Neither Microsoft nor Apple it seems has confidence in their own product. MS is constantly bashing the iPhone and Android and Apple goes and changes Siri to make it not say that.

But it IS based on technical merit. They built Siri to answer people's questions, and prompted what the best smartphone is, she doesn't have anything to run off of other than what people on the internet were reviewing. A program doesn't have opinions. Siri was coded to find an answer based on key words, and she found it. Apple is basically dumbing down their product here.

smartin0115 said,

But it IS based on technical merit. They built Siri to answer people's questions, and prompted what the best smartphone is, she doesn't have anything to run off of other than what people on the internet were reviewing. A program doesn't have opinions. Siri was coded to find an answer based on key words, and she found it. Apple is basically dumbing down their product here.

And it* found it, not she.

Of course, if Bing responded to a search for "what's the best PC software" with a link to iOS then this wouldn't be seen as a massive fail by Microsoft, wouldn't produce a ton of replies on here from Apple fans saying how it proved them all right and wouldn't be used in an Apple keynote bringing much hilarity to the assembled masses, that would never happen.

It still wouldn't be news though.

iantrem said,
Of course, if Bing responded to a search for "what's the best PC software" with a link to iOS then this wouldn't be seen as a massive fail by Microsoft, wouldn't produce a ton of replies on here from Apple fans saying how it proved them all right and wouldn't be used in an Apple keynote bringing much hilarity to the assembled masses, that would never happen.

It still wouldn't be news though.

iOS is not even runs on PCs so yes, in that particular case it would be a fail of epic proportions ;-)

iantrem said,
Of course, if Bing responded to a search for "what's the best PC software" with a link to iOS then this wouldn't be seen as a massive fail by Microsoft, wouldn't produce a ton of replies on here from Apple fans saying how it proved them all right and wouldn't be used in an Apple keynote bringing much hilarity to the assembled masses, that would never happen.

It still wouldn't be news though.

If you ask the lumia 900 the same question it will tell you the iphone. and ms hasn't removed that from their search results

BillyJack said,
Can't apple be sued for preventing freedom of speech or censorship if the result is coming from some other source?

Lol! How? Siri is its property and can do whatever it likes according to the law. Funny how silly people has started talking about freedom of speech for siri )))

Nikos_GR said,

Funny how silly people has started talking about freedom of speech for siri )))

lol, I admit it does sound funny but I am not talking about freedom of speech for Siri. I am talking about censorship of real facts or information. For example. What if Microsoft's internet explorer blocked all keywords or anything to do with Apple or Google. Now it is their product but they are censoring the information. That is what Apple is doing. Yes it is their software but does that give them the right?

Windows is Microsoft's product yet they got sued for having internet explorer installed by default on their own OS. Both are their product and they were not preventing other browsers from getting installed. I know this is a different example but I am talking about ownership and rights in this paragraph.

I'm not entirely sure about this, but does this break some anti-trust regulations? I mean if a search engine starts to change their results to try and make themselves look better wouldn't that be considered malicious behaviour?

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