Comments of the Week: iPhone switching, flagship fatigue, and Google Assistant

By | 4th May 2018

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to round up your comments from the past week into another Comment Authority post! As usual, our commenting community here at Android Authority had a lot to say about some hot news topics. Some of the best conversations of the week happened in our Gary Explains feature about Stock Android vs. Android One vs. Android Go, and there was a terrific chat in the comments section of our post about the so-called “flagship fatigue.” It was fun reading through them all!

But let’s take a look now at the best comments of the week!

What Android version is best for an iPhone user?

Gary Sims posted a new video in his Gary Explains series about the different versions of Android that we have now. It used to be that there was stock Android and then so-called “skins” of the operating system created by OEM’s. But now we have two other “pure” versions of Android in both Android One and Android Go. Gary does a terrific job explaining what each moniker means.

One commenter by the name English Rebel switched from Android to iOS and is now switching back to Android. Therefore, they have some interesting perspective when it comes to which Android version they prefer:

What is causing ‘flagship fatigue’?

Samsung is the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but we’re seeing its shipments drop. The company admits that profits will likely fall this year due to an oversaturated smartphone market, which some are referring to as “flagship fatigue.” In our article on the matter, our own Duncan Elder sums up what’s going on.

A user using the moniker JL T0x thinks they know what the problem is, and has some solid advice for smartphone OEM’s out there wondering what to do:

This is why you suck, Siri

An experiment run by a marketing company resulted in some interesting figures which paint a clear picture: Google Assistant is the most efficient virtual assistant you can use. While the results weren’t unexpected, it was interesting to see how much better Google Assistant, Alexa, and even Cortana are over Apple’s assistant Siri.

A user who is definitely not Robert Downey, Jr. going by the moniker My Galaxy Prime thinks they know why Siri just doesn’t do as well as the other assistants:

Best comment of the week with zero text

In one of our frequent polls here at Android Authority, we asked you which would you rather have: a headphone jack or front-facing speakers? While many of you tried to cheat and say “both,” it’s clear that you are all very passionate about your phone’s ability to play audio in specific ways.

One frequent commenter by the name of roaduardo summed up their answer to the poll without even typing anything:


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