31 Oct '12, 6am

What’s The Best Smartphone? Google’s New iOS Search App Says Decide For Yourself

What’s The Best Smartphone? Google’s New iOS Search App Says Decide For Yourself

Got the new Google Search app on your iPhone or iPad? Here’s a trick. Ask it, “What’s the best smartphone?” The app will politely decline to say. The app will reply in one of two ways that I’ve found: “No one phone is right for everyone.” “You’ll have to decide for yourself.” Don’t have the app? Here’s a video I made with both answers (if the thumbnail still shows as tilted, don’t worry, the video will still play correctly): I’m guessing that Google decided to avoid an embarrassment Apple had earlier this year, when Siri was found to be suggesting phones other than the iPhone as the best. Actually, Siri wasn’t doing this. It was Wolfram Alpha, when Siri was tapping into it, and only when asked in a particular manner. In turn, Wolfram Alpha was using a Best Buy list that didn’t weight ratings by number of reviews. For the background on all that, see our past articles below:...

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