There is no doubt that Siri is the best voice command system on a smartphone as of now, even with S Voice on the way, Siri works way too well for her own sake. In a humorous little discovery, if you ask Siri “Whats the best smartphone ever?” the Nokia Lumia 900 pops up. How could Apple let this happen? They didnt. The software in Siri that answers questions is called Wolfram Alpha, and it worked as so.
Siri picks up multiple words and sentences and then interprets them as commands. First off, when “what” is heard, Siri knows it is a question, and for 95% of questions asked (besides internal phone information such as battery or time), it will access the internet. Next, Siri picks up the word “Best”, then calculating that you want a user average, then it knows it must go to Wolfram Alpha. Then it enters the specific paramaters of the question, such as “Smartphone” indicating the noun, and “Ever” indicating the timeframe. Then it uses Wolfram Alpha to calculate, and it pops up with the correct results, the Nokia Lumia 900, the highest user rated smartphone ever.
Is this a bad thing? For Apple it might be, but then they could interpret it as the fact that their phone works completely, and that Apple fanboys will buy whatever new polished device that comes out, so Apple doesn’t need to worry for a long time.