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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:59 PM   #101
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I didn't know people actually used Siri...I find it useless.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:03 AM   #102
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I didn't know people actually used Siri...I find it useless.
If it's faster, it's useful. Now it's too slow. The only time I find it useful it's to compose a text or iMessage when I'm driving.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:36 AM   #103
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I can speak English. So how about implement more functions to Siri like "Tell me some hot news", "Who is ...?", "Translate (then shoot a photo of a paragraph of some language)", or "Search my email for ...".
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:37 AM   #104
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make it work in English.
You must have differnet Siri!
I have Albanian accent and Siri never fails to understand me.
The only problem i have come accross is.... sometimes it takes ages to get back to you.

Also.... there is lot more then Siri should be able to do.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:24 AM   #105
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Poland is poor so nobody can afford iPhones.
You're serious, or just trolling?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:16 AM   #106
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Poland is poor so nobody can afford iPhones.
Poland pronounces Po-land not poor-land.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:41 AM   #107
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I think they're aiming for the world's longest Beta.
Well, Gmail was in Beta for more than 5 years ( http://bit.ly/SR4Oli ).
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:42 AM   #108
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make it work in English.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:50 AM   #109
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Well, that's a small step to getting closer to 35+ languages supported by Google Voice Search. Even if they add those 6 (not 9) languages, they'll still have less than half of that number. This pace is not satisfying at all.

But as noted by another poster, this is what they should really work on:
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make it work in English.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:10 AM   #110
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:39 AM   #111
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Probably more Apple customers in Scandinavia than in either Russia or Poland.
Everyone I know in Russia either has an iPhone, iPad or iMac/MacBook! There are plenty of customers! Trying to balance out the server load, perhaps?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:35 PM   #112
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Show me a non-native English speaker that never had any problems with Siri...
I'm Danish and find the voice recognition pretty good. However, I think the use cases of Siri are rather limited, because it still feels like some kind of an "enhanced voice command prompt" where you need to know exactly what you can say to it, in order to use it.

I'd never really use Siri for real, though, as long as it submits recordings of my voice along with other data to Apple.

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I can speak English. So how about implement more functions to Siri like "Tell me some hot news", "Who is ...?", "Translate (then shoot a photo of a paragraph of some language)", or "Search my email for ...".
Exactly! Save for a few new commands recently, it feels like they stopped.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:48 AM   #113
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It would be quite nice if Siri's sports "knowledge" included info about real sports that the rest of the world play, rather than just the lame US "sport entertainment" such as NFL and MLB that no-one outside the US cares about, before they included any more languages.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:28 AM   #114
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Am I the only one who thinks this set of qualifications is pretty unique? Or are they looking for more than one person? Native or fluent in four different scripts? respect (and good luck finding a single person one earth speaking all these languages)
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Speak all these languages flued and has thouse skills????? Are there any authistic people with an IQ of above 160 around?
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· Native or fluent in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Korean,
Norwegian, Swedish and fluent in English
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Native or fluent in one or more of the following languages, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish.
And fluent in English.

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Show me a non-native English speaker that never had any problems with Siri...
Me

I am non native and Siri always understands me, I think it understands fluent non natives better than some of the English accents/dialects.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:40 AM   #115
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This ain't youtube....
Of cause not. You can downvote on youtube. Can't do that here anymore.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:53 AM   #116
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:27 AM   #117
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If Android supported Klingon, every geek on earth would rally behind that
And every non-geek would run for their lives. Not a smart move if you want to stay in business.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:52 PM   #118
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And every non-geek would run for their lives. Not a smart move if you want to stay in business.
Why do you say that ? I think it's very smart.

Like adding another language as an option would all of a sudden take away from the other languages ?!

Please enlighten me. You seem to think you know a thing or two about business. Tell me how adding Klingon is going to put Apple out of business.

Because...YOU know all the smart moves
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:41 PM   #119
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Like adding another language as an option would all of a sudden take away from the other languages ?!
Well, Apple has this one room with one desk and one chair for their Siri language guy. So when the Danish guy comes, they have to throw out the English one. And when the French one arrives, gone is the Danish one. He better work quick!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:33 PM   #120
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And every non-geek would run for their lives. Not a smart move if you want to stay in business.
Ok I'm a geek, bot I don't know klingon, and as to that language being scary. Wel just like any other language (real or not) the scariness totally depends on the context and the speaker, Worf wold probably not scare me unless he was angry, the Duras sisters on the other hand ... they seem to be so devious that they would make me uncomfortable because i suspected them of plotting bad things lol. So as for siri in klingon; scary:no useful:no
lightly to be implemented : hell no, unless apple plans to open a store on Qo'noS (a joke, I may love star-trek, end definitely dig a lot of the tech, but I deffenetly know it's not real )
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:40 PM   #121
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Why do you say that ? I think it's very smart.

Like adding another language as an option would all of a sudden take away from the other languages ?!

Please enlighten me. You seem to think you know a thing or two about business. Tell me how adding Klingon is going to put Apple out of business.

Because...YOU know all the smart moves
Well, maybe I overstated it. Certainly adding Klingon wouldn't be the ONE thing that would push google out of the Mobile OS market entirely. But you know, putting it mildly, knowing Klingon is not something you share with your non-geek friends... Plus, it'd take a lot of the devs' time (even assuming a good number of them KNOW klingon and would gladly spend their time on it), and wouldn't be something google could capitalize on in terms of marketing. Maybe google wouldn't mind it much, since they're happy with their geek aura and give the OS for free anyway. But device manufacturers want to avoid being cornered into the budget/techie market if they're to raise their profit margins.

Maybe as an easter egg, sure. Something you can access if you root your device, but not otherwise. Personally I'd find Latin a lot more fun, since I'm not a trekkie but a sucker for late antiquity. But to each his own... Peace.
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