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| | Piper Jaffray: Siri's Reliance on Google Cut in Half with iOS 6
According to the investment firm Piper Jaffray
, tests with Apple’s personal assistant, Siri, have found the service turns to Google for an answer in iOS 6 half as much as it did in iOS 5. Previously, in June, when tested with a list of common queries, it was discovered that Google was responsible for about 60% of the data returned. Now with iOS 6, Google seems to only be responsible for 30% of the data.
Gene Munster wrote “the biggest change in query resolution to Google was the removal of Google Maps in iOS 6, as 23% of queries resolved to Apple Maps. Yelp and Yahoo!