Google Now reminders can finally be set with just your voice

May 23, 2014
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If you’re at all like me (Read: extremely forgetful), Google Now is a lot like a brain-extension, helping you to remember the tasks that odds are you’d forget without its help. Reminders are extremely useful for a variety of scenarios: whether you simply want to remember to pick up an item at the store, whether you want to be reminded of a specific time to call someone, and the list goes on.

Of course, setting a reminder using Google Now and your voice hasn’t been as smooth as a process as we’d like — until today. Previously if you asked Google to set a reminder you’d still have to make a manual tap to actually set the reminder, not a big deal granted, but still an extra step. Starting today, Google has turned on a server-side change that allows you to guide the entire process by voice with no need to touch anything.

Overall, this isn’t a massive change, but it’s still a welcome one. We also wager that many of these hands-free voice improvements we’ve been seeing recently are Google’s way of getting their ducks in the row for the upcoming release of Android Wear-powered devices. Here’s to hoping this is just the beginning.

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