The new voice recognition Google search App for the Apple iPhone mobile phone has a problem - British accents. According to Canada.com website, the free application, which allows iPhone owners to use the Google search engine with their voice, mistook the word "iPhone" variously for "sex," "Einstein" and "kitchen sink."
Other users reported similar problems, "I asked it to find my nearest pizza take away and it came back with something about volcanoes," one user said. Another reported that, "I asked it to find my nearest pub and it gave me a link to some kind of weird dating website. I'll have to try to put on my best American accent to get it to work."
Google confirmed that problem by reaffirming that the voice system, "...is currently available only in US English."
One British user, Edward Parsons, did confirm that, "It actually works pretty well, but I have to disguise my (North London) accent with a terrible folksy Texan tourist voice to get results. I can see this is going to be the source of much amusement and confusion."
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