Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Siri reveals Japanese language support

updated 08:05 pm EST, Tue February 14, 2012

Siri adds first non-European language

Apple through indirect means confirmed a longstanding expectation of Japanese language support in Siri. While direct proof of conversation wasn't mentioned, 9to5 in a quick check found that Siri now included Japanese along with the existing English, French, and German. The mention supported hints of extra language support coming by March.

The company hasn't formally acknowledged Siri in Japan as of yet. A visit to Apple Japan's page on Tuesday night Eastern time still showed no mention of the voice command system, which it only advertises when the service is live.

Expanding Siri support is considered important to boosting adoption for the iPhone 4S by advertising the most conspicuous new feature. Its nature as a cloud service is partly what dictates the speed of its growth, but it also lets Apple add the feature solely through a server-side update. Apple has taken to using this method for small or temporary features, such as when it enabled iTunes Live on the Apple TV only during a live Paul McCartney performance last week.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. climacs

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Sep 2001

    +1

    italiano!

    I can't wait to talk to Siri in Italian.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price to gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for a ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News