I recently learned that it’s dangerous to suggest that Google Assistant isn’t quite as mind-blowingly amazing as some suggest. I stand by my results in that test, as well as in my day to day usage of the products. It’s clear we’re still in very early days of these products and they’re all simply different levels of bad.
I think the iPhone will go down as the single most important consumer tech product released in my lifetime. The personal computer likely gets the edge for those a bit older than me (the Macintosh came out just over a year before I was born), but the impact of the smartphone can not be overstated, and the iPhone is the clear jumping off point.
I’m thinking about my past experience selling TVs over the years and in my experience there were 2 distinct types of people buying TVs. Thinking back on these groups makes me think Apple might have an angle into the full TV market.
The tech narrative is that Siri sucks and Google Assistant is the second coming. I have been using Siri for years, and have been going 100% in on Android over the last few weeks and have given Google Assistant a solid effort. My experience has been a little different than the popular narrative.
Everyone reading this site likely knows I’m an iOS guy, but I’ve been spending the last week with Android 100% of the time. I have a Moto G4, which is a near stock Android phone with respectable specs and is running Android Marshmallow. Here are some of the little things I’ve noticed over the past week that make Android distinct from iOS in both good and bad ways.