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Daily Authority: 😟 Android in trouble, smart hydration, and more

Gen Z seemingly sides with iPhones, how to do smart hydration, and more tech news of the day.
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February 22, 2023
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🌅 Good morning, Daily Authority reader. Our team has already started heading out to Barcelona for MWC 2023. In case you don’t know what that is, here’s a quick MWC guide for what’s happening at the tech show this year. I’ve personally covered it many years in a row, so my sympathies are with my teammates who are going to walk around Fira Gran Via tirelessly to get you some of the hottest tech news from the smallest to the biggest companies in the business. Meanwhile, here’s what’s cooking in the tech world right now.

Android in trouble

Apple iPhone vs Android always on display top down shot
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

It looks like Apple is eating Android’s lunch, dinner, and breakfast. According to a new report, Gen Z Android adoption is decreasing at an alarming rate, and one of Apple’s products seems largely responsible for the phenomenon.

  • According to Financial Times, Generation Z (aka Zoomers, aka people born after 1996) are increasingly preferring Apple’s iPhones over even the best Android phones, especially in the United States.
  • The report says 34% of all iPhone owners in the US belong to Generation Z.
  • This stat destroys Samsung’s share, which is just 10%.
  • This significant growth amongst Zoomers is part of the reason Apple increased its overall US market share from 35% in 2019 to more than 50% in 2022.
  • This growth comes even as the average price of an iPhone climbs to the $1,000 mark.
  • On that note, here are some great iPhone deals you can check out.
  • Back to the report, 83% of European iPhone users under the age of 25 also say they will keep using an iPhone.
  • If Gen Z abandons Android, it will only be a matter of time before Android begins to die a slow death.
  • It seems Apple’s iMessage is the biggest reason why Gen Z is using more iPhones.
  • Zoomers do not like that iMessage doesn’t play well with Android phones.

You can read more about the report here. We’ve also written a lot about this phenomenon, including how iMessage users exclude Android users from chats. Meanwhile, here’s a handy summary of all the things iOS does better than Android.

Do you need a smart water bottle?

A smart water bottle stands among empty water glasses.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

If you’re someone who owns a fitness tracker or a smartwatch, you know that water intake is one of many stats worthy of attention. That’s where a smart water bottle comes in. But do you really need one? Our in-house fitness tech expert answers all your questions about smart hydration.

  • Smart water bottles attempt to bring convenience and efficiency to a basic task.
  • Some bottles utilize Bluetooth connectivity to share your consumption data with your smartphone.
  • Others equip devices for measuring liquid added and removed.
  • Our favorite smart feature is built-in hydration tracking. Bottles offering this tool integrate technology to measure your consumption throughout the day.
  • For those who benefit from clear objectives, some smart bottles make it easy to set goals and keep an eye on how well you are doing throughout the day.
  • Smart water bottles cost between $50 and $100.
  • However, you may find some basic options for cheaper and you can certainly find more expensive ones if you want all the bells and whistles.
  • You can read more about smart hydration and the best smart water bottles here.

📱 Want to know more about Samsung’s upcoming foldable flagship? Here’s our Galaxy Z Fold 5 rumor roundup (Android Authority).

⁉️ Did you now a Nothing Phone 2 is also on its way? (Android Authority).

🌐 The US Supreme Court is deciding the future of the internet: Here’s what you need to know about the Gonzalez vs Google case (The Verge).

What a Wedneday!

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Calvin Wankhede / Android Authority

ChatGPT, the conversational AI bot, is now authoring complete books for people who are going ahead and selling them on Amazon’s Kindle Store.

  • According to a Reuters report, there were over 200 e-books in Amazon’s Kindle store as of mid-February listing ChatGPT as an author or co-author.
  • Some of these include titles like “How to Write and Create Content Using ChatGPT,” “The Power of Homework,” and poetry collection “Echoes of the Universe.”
  • A man also wrote a children’s book within hours, thanks to ChatGPT. It’s titled “The Wise Little Squirrel: A Tale of Saving and Investing,” and sells for anywhere between $2.99 – $9.99.
  • There is even a new sub-genre on Amazon: Books about using ChatGPT, written entirely by ChatGPT.
  • But due to the nature of ChatGPT and many authors’ failure to disclose they have used it, it is nearly impossible to get a full accounting of how many e-books may be written by AI.
  • So the next time you buy that random Kindle e-book, you might just be reading the works of a highly-accomplished AI.

Here’s hoping the world of literature is not taken over by AI.

Have a nice day,

Adamya Sharma, Editor