Google Now And Google Translate Praise The iPad

Now this is an odd bug! I wonder where in the code you have go wrong in order for this to happen?


Google’s text-to-speech engine loves the iPad so much, it often ends sentences with the phrase “he now praises the iPad” for no obvious reason. The bug appears in Google Now, assuming you ask it the right question, as well as in Google Translate, which makes it easy to replicate and have some fun with.

To replicate this yourself, just head over to Google Translate and end a sentence with something like “end with,” “enraged with” or “filled with.”

Judging from this thread on Google’s Android bug tracker, the issue has actually been around since at least early October 2012. The issue only started to go viral yesterday, however, after the good folks over at Hacker News picked it up.

Of course, it would be great if this was an Easter egg that a mischievous developer added to Google’s text-to-speech systems after a few…

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