Here's What Nokia Says About Siri's 'Best Smartphone' Flub

phil schiller iphone 4S siri

Photo: AP

Nokia refuses to let this Siri mishap die.The Lumia maker is accusing Apple of destroying Siri’s credibility by recalibrating the virtual assistant to say that it is in fact the best smartphone, a company spokesman told the Sydney Morning Herald

iDB picked up the report.

Here’s what Nokia said:

Apple position[s] Siri as the intelligent system that’s there to help, but clearly if they don’t like the answer, they override the software.

So what did Apple do to Siri? Last week, Siri used the third-party service Wolfram Alpha to find the “best smartphone ever.” Wolfram Alpha uses Best Buy rankings to come up with that answer. 

It looks like Apple’s tweak blocked Siri from questioning Wolfram Alpha.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.