2017 iPhone users can select Google Assistant as their default assistant replacing Siri?

A report published the other day claims that Apple and Google are working together on a way to allow iPhone users to select Google Assistant as their default virtual assistant, replacing Siri in that capacity. The way Google Assistant currently works on iOS is that the app is opened up like any other third party app,. The user then requests the information that he/she is seeking from Google Assistant, and then closes the app when done...
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53 Comments

1. tamerhayadre

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

NOPE.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I really don't see this happening. However Siri is the worst AI Assistant right now. Even Cortana is better than Siri. If this is true, then what is stopping Apple from allowing Amazon's Alexa, or Cortana as well. That would nice if Apple would allow other AI Assistants​ as well. Right now Google's Android allows Alexa or Cortana on any Android smartphone, or tablet. But Android is built to allow things like this. Whereas iOS is not.

80. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I'd argue Bixby is the worst AI assistant right now. Even many of the most rabid S8/S8+ fanboys are so embarrassed by Bixby that their subconscious minds make them forget it exists.

34. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is BS

68. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

To just say BS is meaningless. How about use words like adults use to describe in detail what they actually mean. You should try it sometime piyath.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I really doubt it.

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Of course you would, tedkord. Talk when Samsung allows you to remap Bixby button to Google Assistant.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Anything to badmouth Tedkord and further fuel your blatant love for him, eh Mxy? ;) Did ya finally admit it's you? Or are you still playing the "I'm not Mxy" card?

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm not playing anything. Tedkord set himself up with that comment.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know man.... I've been arguing for Mxyzptlk for a long time and you nag just like him. If you're not him then just be warned, he was a whiny little b*tch and really pissed a lot of people off, you don't want to be like him.

17. aegislash

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It is Mxy. Why else did he join and already have a personal vendetta against Tedkord and Meanestgenius? He isn't fooling anyone.

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Lol, I know it's him. I was just using it as an opportunity to indirectly call him a whiny little b*tch.

15. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

He admit he is mxyzptlk here- posted on26 May 2017, 19:36in response to #59ReportReply 91. Flash (Posts: 249; Member since: 19 May 2017) I never said I wasn't Mxy. Here is the article that he say it- http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-releases-iOS-10.3.2-update-with-bug-fixes-security-improvements-and-a-severe-battery-drain_id94441/comments/page/4 He always complain that people attack him, but he always attack people like tedkord and make excuse to try and validate his attack.

18. aegislash

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Funny thing is, he did say he wasn't Mxy on a past article. Huh....we knew it all along!

19. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I think he get selective amnesia. Or he think no one see the article I link.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, he just lies a lot.

37. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I also do not think he mean to admit it, because he still deny in some article that he is mxyzptlk. I think by the time he realize what he post, it was too late for him to change it.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If Flash had half a brain, or ever used Android. Then saying "talk when Samsung allows to remap Bixby button" which actually doesn't even matter, especially when every other Android smartphone that has Googles Assistant is easy as pressing and holding the home button. Even on the S8. But you want to make it look like Samsung is bad all the time Flash. But hey let's talk about Siri and how it is one of the worst AI Assistants currently on the market. It's behind Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's ​Cortana. No wonder why Apple is allowing Googles Assistant.

35. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nope, Mxy's playing the "I'm the biggest hypocrite in this site" card.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And the obsession with me (and extreme butthurt) continue. I didn't say it was a bad thing, but in your mind someone attacked Apple and you need to swoop in to defend them with deflection. Now quick, log into your Batmite account and upvote yourself.

61. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You mean the Bixby button app that's been in the play store since launch that keys you remap Bixby to Google assistant

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great news if true, not cause Siri sucks, but for choice.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Choice is best. It would be a great move, but I'll have to see it to believe it.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed.

31. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Wife is going to love this if this happens. She still says "ok google" occasionally at her iphone LOL

6. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Spoon feeding the sheeple. Here sheep, you can default one app. Next release, msybe 2. Android? Endless defsult apps.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Techie the stupid......

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, Thank you, Mr. Obvious. +1

36. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No sh*t, Sherlock.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

This is great news, and if true...it'll be quite pathetic of Samsung to have disabled Bixby's original Bixby remapping hack, considering Android devices are supposed to be so *open*.
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