Siri hates the Brits?

siriYes I know this is non-Android. And, I am not one to normally link to, much less read Fox News, but this popped up in my Google+ stream and I had to tell someone!

It would seem that Siri, Apple’s all-in-one navigation system/web-searcher/calendar-reader/clothes-washing/coffee-making voice app, does not take a liking to anyone with an accent. It’s been well-known that Siri has struggled with accents, but after nearly two months Apple still hasn’t resolved the issue. As Fox News reports, you have to use the American version of a place or location on the map – “you can’t use the British version.”

Try to find a post office or drug store with British English enabled, and Siri will demurely decline.

“Sorry, I can only look for businesses in the United States and when you’re using U.S. English,” Siri apologetically explains.

However, it would seem that users with a Southern U.S. accent also are unable to consistently use Siri with the common response for one user being that it “it didn’t quite get that.”

While there hasn’t been a fix from Apple, Fox News reported that apparently one user fixed the problem with Siri – he ditched his iPhone altogether.

Source: Land Of Droid