Google launched a phone selector tool to help confused folks figure out which Android phone to buy. The new tool is simple to use as the user just needs to pick the features that he or she wants in the phone, and the tool will suggest a phone.
An easy-to-use app
A total of 12 categories are given to select from, and a user needs to pick at least three features. The listed categories are: taking photos, listening to music, being productive, social media, gaming, watching videos, being on the go, staying fit, texting & instant messaging, talking, web browsing, and expressing my style.
After selecting the categories, the user is asked the frequency of usage for the phone with a potential follow-up question about how rigorous the task can get. After that, the user is said to pick another category. After picking three desired categories, Google app suggests some phones to the user. A user can add or subtract more categories, and keep answering questions to streamline the selection.
When the user is done picking the categories, he or she is asked to select a carrier; AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. For now, the Google tool is limited to the U.S., however, the user can click the “Choose later” option, and will still get a list of phones.
Google’s newest app in the Android app store is echoing the company’s “Be Together. Not the Same” campaign, which was launched in October 2014 along with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Since the launch of the campaign, Google has come up with many related ads focusing on Android.
Google targeting emerging markets
Separately, Google launched a new feature for those who are suffering from slower data connections in India, Brazil and Indonesia. In India, the internet firm has decided to roll the feature over the next two weeks before the end of June.
Just last month, at the annual developer conference Google I/O 2015, the company said that it is testing a new feature on the Chrome Android browser to address slow-speed Internet in India. For tech firms like Facebook and Google, India is an important market as the user base is expected to rise to 550 million by 2018.
On Thursday, Google shares closed down 0.46% at $550.04, and year to date the stock is up almost 3%.