New Google Now update makes it a great travel companion, new voice actions added too

December 6, 2012
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Are you a fan of Google Now? If so, it’s our pleasure to bring you the news that the award-winning digital assistant has been updated with some travel-friendly features, just in time for the holiday. The update also brings some new voice actions.

From showing whether it’s going to rain or shine at your destination, automatically pulling up your boarding pass when at the airport, to rounding up events that you can attend once you arrived there – travelers have more reasons to keep their Android phone close.

Here’s the list of the new cards:

  • Events nearby
  • Suggestions to help with your research
  • Boarding passes from Gmail (United only, more to come)
  • Search by camera when at museums or shops
  • Weather at upcoming travel destinations
  • Approximate monthly summary of walking and biking activity
  • Birthdays

As for the added voice actions, you can now create a new post on your Google+ page by saying “Post to Google Plus”. Mystified by an unknown song? Simply say “What’s this song?” to get the answer. Lastly, you can use Google Now to dig up information about a certain product by saying “Scan a barcode”.

Get your Google Now update by heading to Google Play.

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