There are a lot of Android phones out there. Google wants to give you a hand in sorting through the army of devices with a new phone picker on the Android homepage.
The tool tries to decipher which phone is right for you by giving you several scenarios for how you primarily use your smartphone.
Each of the categories then have a follow-up question, which feeds the answers into an algorithm Google uses to narrow down the options. You have to choose at least three categories before selecting a phone.
Once you get some choices, you can still mix up the results by price, size, or how new the device is. The Shop Now button launches another screen that takes you to the carrier’s site, finds a brick-and-mortar store, or lets you email the recommended phones to yourself.
Why this matters: One of Android’s strengths, the wide variety of devices available, can sometimes be a detriment to consumers looking for a new phone. With all the custom interfaces, screen sizes, and different manufacturers some may be tempted to keep it simple and go for an iPhone. This proactive approach by Google is the right move to help you see all the phones available and make sense of the options. There’s just no promise they’ll sing for you.