S Voice knows all about Apple, little about Samsung

S Voice knows all about Apple, little about Samsung
When a company makes a voice assistant app, it’d better make sure it works like the magic mirror on the wall from the tale and doesn’t mistake who’s the fairest of them all. Apple’s reliance on Wolfram Alpha for its searches broke the magic recently by saying that the Nokia Lumia 900 is “the fairest” smartphone of them all to Nokia’s pure joy, and now Samsung seems to have allowed a similar blunder.

The Samsung S Voice personal assistant exclusive to the Galaxy S III, is not saying that another phone is the best (yet), but it seems to know a heck lot more about Apple than about Samsung. When one of our readers asked S Voice who’s the CEO of Samsung, the SGS III, here’s the reply he got:

“I’m sorry, I don’t have the answer. Would you like to search the web”

Well, it’s okay not to know something, but weirdly enough, when asked who is the chief executive of Apple, S Voice readily replied: “Timothy D. Cook.” Interesting, isn’t it? We’re sure there will be a lot of asking going on when the Galaxy S III finally lands in users hands. What would you want to ask your personal voice assistant (and get an answer)?

Thanks, anonymous!

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1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


2. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

@PA, the question itself is wrong. Don't anybody here know that Samsung has MULTIPLE CEOs?

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012



Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

For what..... Did u get a warning....

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

s-voice should have answer that then

27. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

well S voice should say the company has several bosses this one and this one and this one

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Never shift your eyes from your enemy! Thats why S Voice knows all about Apple! :D

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Because S Voice gets it's answers from Wolfram|Alpha like you said in the article, it's not S Voice that doesn't know, it's Wolfram|Alpha's fault. If Samsung gave it it's own answers I'm sure S Voice will know a lot less.

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

True. Just to prove what you mentioned, check this: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=CEO+of+Samsung It shows no answer!

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Wow, another pro-apple article from Victor. Who'd have thought?

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

This article isn't pro apple . He is just reporting the news . Both s voice and Siri rely on wolfram alpha anyway so blame wolfram alpha for that ! You really live in a box

15. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Tech sites, blogs and the media can choose to report only some of stories they deem "newsworthy" - i.e. stories that are reflect favourably on a certain brand (for whatever reason). That's what box probably meant. Still, Victor did also mention the blunder about Siri not saying the iPhone was the fairest smartphone of them all. So where is the bias? Often times, only those that are biased see bias in others (especially when it doesn't agree with their own (sub)conscious preferences). In any case, PA is just sharing something amusing here. Nothing to get too worked up about. :)

8. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Obsessed with Apple...well...infact no one knows who is ceo if samsung!

9. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012


11. wendygarett unregistered

What is the best phone for Samsung? Svoice : Im sorry.... What is the best phone for Nokia? Svoice : Lumia 900!!!!

12. wendygarett unregistered

anyway... just feel that svoice has betrayed android :(

13. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Is it me or is PA always talks about good things after the release on an Apple devices and always report bad news mostly when it comes to Samsung and all other android devices? Myb it's just me

22. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Nope you are 110% correct and especially come from iVictor!

14. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

And I prefer a video, cos an apple fan could have simply have photoshopped the image we all looking at, and try to make Samsung look bad. Well maybe I'm just bn a typical media student who knows a thing or two about journalism. Just sayin

16. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

It's also amazing how we turn to believe a story that doesn't have much proof in it. The source is anonymous, there is no video whatsoever to prove all this. Or myb I missed the memo, somebody direct me pls

17. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

And again doesn't Samsung have different CEO under different decisions? Anybody who can also clarify that for me?

18. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Just looks to me like the various presidents of the various companies that go under the name of Samsung want a little privacy. If you really need to know there are certainly enough other ways to find out, after you decide WHICH Samsung you want to know about.

19. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

Lol Samsung is a big company There are many divisions..... No wonder the s voice cant answer for that question..........

20. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

One last thing, I stand to be corrected Doesn't it say "what would you like me to do?" Instead of "what would you like to do?"

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thats because it doesnt matter who the CEO for Samsung is

25. navaf

Posts: 11; Member since: May 19, 2012

tabloid piece than a real analysis meh

26. osmaankhaan unregistered

keep ur friends close but keep ur enemies closer another act of wisdom

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