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The fact that Google Now is officially a part of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn’t stopped Galaxy S3 owners from sideloading the app onto their device. Availability clearly isn’t an issue for those who know their way around, but there’s still one app that gets in the way of fully appreciating all that Google Now has to offer — Samsung’s S Voice.

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Google Now might be in its infancy, but it’s still a really useful part of Google Search. Now it’s getting even better with a new update to Google Search in the Google Play store.

Jelly Bean users now get a few cool new functions added to the Google Now experience. One of these changes has to do with movie showtimes. Google Now will populate information on the movie that you search for, such as where it’s playing and at what times, it can even send you alerts if you are near a specific theater. Another similar feature comes to sports, you can now manually select your favorite sports team and a card will be updated with information about the team, updating in real-time. Last but not least, Google Now is getting very useful public service alert capabilities. Snow coming to your area? Perhaps a tropical storm? Google Now will gather information that could affect the area in which you live, giving you updates and alerts as they develop.

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As you may have noticed, we didn’t air our normally scheduled On Air live broadcast last Friday night. Yours truly was soaking up the sand, salt water, and sun at the beach. I thought about bringing... my notebook and doing an On Air – Beach Edition broadcast. However, I decided to ditch the notebook for a week and fully enjoy my Nexus 7 as my main computing device. And let me tell you, it was amazi...

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The Google Now feature is one of the stars of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Not only is it a handy assistant that brings information before you even ask for it (hello, pop-up cards!), but it’s also... quite clever in answering tough math questions. Sadly, the magical app is yet to be made available for devices that don’t run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, at least officially.  Lo and behold, there’s now...

Google Now ICS

Google Now has been the headline of Jelly Bean’s update changelog since day one, but unfortunately, the service has only been available to JB users until now. We’ve talked on a number of... occasions about Google Now’s exquisite interface, its ease of use, functionality, and its splendid Voice Search function, which has already kicked Siri’s you know what more than once. But the trut...

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It’s a new day which means Google has a new Nexus 7 short and to the point video tutorial for anyone interested in more details on how their newly purchased Jelly... Bean tablet works.

We have already seen a variety of similar clips that show us how to perform the initial setup on the device, how to customize the home screen, how to use Google apps and Google...

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I think one of main reasons why the “mainstream” users don’t know much about the “Android” brand, or can’t recognize an Android phone... that easily is because Google has never really had a marketing campaign for Android itself. This coupled with the fact that each manufacturer makes their “Android” phones look quite differ...

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A little bit of sibling rivalry is never a bad thing if it fosters innovation and improvement.

What we have here is a video posted by Android Authority’s Clayton Ljungberg , who put... to the test two high-profile voice assistants — Samsung’s S Voice on the Galaxy S3 and Google Voice Search on the Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). Let’s see how the two perform...