Google Search Gets Democratic About Its “Best Smartphone” Responses


While hardly the most serious use of the technology, one thing that users of apps like Siri or Google Now have loved experimenting with has been asking these services some potentially loaded questions and seeing what they have to say. When you ask Siri “what’s the best smartphone”, you’d expect it to say the iPhone, or otherwise play up Apple’s strengths. Instead, Siri would query its database for an answer and could come up with some user reviews that placed an Android handset on top, quickly becoming serious fanboy ammo. As such, some users have been playing around with the new Google Search iOS app with voice input to see just how it would fare in a similar situation. It turns out that Google seems to have readied itself for such a test, returning some remarkably level-headed advice.

Asking the iOS Google Search for its opinion on the best smartphone does return some search results for user reviews and comparisons, but the app’s audio response is nothing but democratic, suggesting that different phones are better for different people, and there’s no right answer that’s going to be the same for everyone.

That response is right on the money, but it’s still pleasantly surprising to hear coming from a company so heavily invested in the smartphone game.

Source: SearchEngineLand
Via: Phandroid

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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