iPhone sex: Google application baffled by British accents

Nov 19, 2008
A man shows the Apple iPhone
A man shows the Apple iPhone. A new voice-recognition search tool for the iPhone has problems understanding British accents, leading to some bizarre answers to spoken queries.

A new voice-recognition search tool for the iPhone has problems understanding British accents, leading to some bizarre answers to spoken queries, a newspaper report and users said Wednesday.



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robbycoats
3.3 / 5 (3) Nov 19, 2008
hilarious pip pip spit spot cheerio!
Arikin
4 / 5 (1) Nov 19, 2008
Well here is the chance for a GB developer to either contribute to this app's development or make their own.
cappie
not rated yet Nov 27, 2008
Hehehe.. hilarious article :)
tedruxpin
not rated yet Dec 17, 2008
Weirdness. I bet it brought him to http://iphone-porn.us This site sounds just like if you said iPhone in British it would definitely take you to something like that. Pretty hilarious!