Jan, 04 2013

Okay, everyone stop what you’re doing. Forget Exynos bugs or glitterless Nexus 4’s, this is something that Google needs to address immediately. If you’re one of the lucky few with a device running Android 4.1/2 Jelly Bean, you probably haven’t even noticed but doing a quick Google Now/voice search for “what is a giraffe” will give you all the information you need on the Giraffa camelopardalis, including the animal’s tablet of choice: the iPad. (Drops coffee mug). I know, I know. This needs to end… NOW.

Apparently this has less to do with Android and more to do with Google speech-to-text engine which is confusing all sorts of phrases ending with “with,” into adding “he now praises the iPad.” While we can’t be sure if this is an inside job — possibly an attack by Apple — but I wouldn’t put it past them. So, if you’re an Android fanboy with little ones, you now have one more query to keep your kids from searching (in addition to blue muffins or whatever that is).

Thanks, everyone who sent this in!

[Google Bug Tracker]