Siri getting new voices, languages, commands, and Bing
1. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 878; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
So Apple's idea of making Siri better is using BING.. They should have just gone with altavista or AOL search
5. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Because Apple hates Google and is willing to do anything, even sacrifice the quality of their OS, to damage Google.
It worked with Apple Maps, which is far and away the greatest thing mankind has ever built, so I'm sure the switch to Bing will go just swimmingly.
6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 878; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It makes no sense because every time they do that they shoot themselves in the foot just like the apple maps fiasco.
8. Carlitos (Posts: 408; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
It seems so. Clearly Google is so much better than Bing. Its dum they are willing to sacrifice quality to the consumer just because they hate Google. This is why I could never get an iPhone. And so many people that have Iphones are so arrogant when I tell them about phones that are clearly better. Sgs4 or HTC One. Even the SGS3! They just simply say no. I ask why and they just said no. Sooooo...
9. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Bing actually might not be that bad (the commercials say so!), but I definitely prefer Google.
A better option would have been: set Bing as default and leave Google as an option. And for Maps, a better option would be: deal with it, Apple; you can't beat Google at mapping, so let them do it for you.
12. snowgator (Posts: 3361; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
For anyone who just slams it: search results from Bing are accurate and complete. It is a very good-to-great search engine. For Siri searches, I will wager not a soul will notice the difference.
There are 2 areas where Google still paddles Bing every time: Mapping results is currently one- Google maps are still second to no one and Google results show it. The other is a search of a question- a "how do I....." or a "how come this is...." type search. Google still provides much better answers to a search phrased as a query.
Images, basic searches, businesses, web sites..... Bing is fine with those.
15. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
You guys are retarded. Google is overrated. Try the bingiton challenge.
21. sprockkets (Posts: 1573; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I did. Bout the only thing different in the results was the font used.
26. ddeese (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
I took the "Bing It On" challenge. Google won!
4. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
This will eith be a big blow to Google, or be a huge flop. Hopefully, there is a way to select your preferred search engine, because bing just isn't everyone's cup of tea.
7. Penny (Posts: 1399; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I think Google generally offers better results, but I do like Bing for its presentation. Some cool visuals and value-adding functionality. Just two different approaches.
10. ranatju (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
Can I ask her ''What is the Phone that you are talking in?'' Looks cool..:)
11. PhoneCritic (Posts: 466; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
not sure this is a good move. Yes, upgrading Siri - wonderful! getting rid of Google search - could be costly. At least give a choice to the user to have Google as another search engine. This type of arrogance on the Apple upper management part is a reason why they run into so much trouble. ( Map Fiasco)
14. snowgator (Posts: 3361; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Okay.... You do know you said "hive consumers a choice" in an Apple post, right?
There is a choice- enjoy Apples ecosystem and support, both of which are excellent, but on their terms. It is the company philosophy. And it works. But giving users a choice on a built in tool like Siri is just not gonna happen.
13. Topcat488 (Posts: 1232; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Hahahaha... They didn't even ask Siri any questions at the WWDC Live... I'm thinking, that Tim Cook really don't trust Siri in public. :/
Hey Siri what's this or that? Siri: Wait....,.......,..... I can check the internet, if you like?
16. papss (unregistered)
I love bing and am happy to not use a big bowl of big brother
18. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)
bing isn't bad, though not that good, but that would definitely increase bing searches, thus making it more popular, and results should be better then
we really need a competitor
20. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
Finally they realize how much better Bing is!!! I have been using Bing for 3 years and love it. I never had a problem with it. I love the home page having everything nice and cleaned up and easy to use too. You google fanatics just do not want to use anything but that. You haven't used bing for more than a week but you hate it? MmmmHmmm im not buying that you "tried" it. I guarantee if Google copied everything Bing did you would love it only because its called google and because you never used bing before.
22. sprockkets (Posts: 1573; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Nice email address there, mr email@example.com. What's your xbox live username, iluvsteveballmer?
24. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Yesterday was a win for Microsoft!, apple using Bing and ios7 using the design language of WP!!!
25. pleebo (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
what type phone is that in the photos? it certainly is not like my iphone 5