Popular Science, which was launched in 1872 according to Wikipedia, has given their “Innovation of the Year” award to Google Now. Not only that, they called Apple’s Siri “outdated by comparison”.
Google has a new ad out for the Android-powered Nexus 7. It lasts for a full minute and shows how useful Google’s new tablet can be in the hands of just about anyone in a number of everyday scenarios.
Android 4.2 and the new Nexus devices are right around the corner. So far we’ve seen a steady announcement of new features in Android 4.2, including gesture typing, lock screen widgets, more Google Now cards, and better security. How about adding new Google Maps features and some hidden Google Now features?
Google Now brings a new feature for Jelly Bean phones, the pedometer. Though there haven’t been any official mentions of the feature, you might have noticed it while checking for directions on your phone. What the pedometer does is show how much you have biked or walked over the month.
With Google’s latest update to its iOS Search application, it might pose a more serious challenge to Siri on its iOS home turf. Google’s latest Search app for the iPhone and iPad may not be Google Now, but is “still a big step forward.”
Hurricane Sandy hit Northeast American shores late last night and so far the damage has been awful. However, the storm is expected to continue to rage across the Northeast part of the United States for at least a few more days. Google services, including Maps, Search, and Google Now will be providing info for anyone who needs it. This includes tracking info,preparedness info, and other details.
The first Nexus ad showing all of Google’s recently announced devices (the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and new Nexus 7 versions) has been released by Google with a huge emphasis on Search. Entitled “Nexus: Ask Me Anything,” the 60-second clip shows us various Search-related instances during day-to-day activities.
There’s no need to wait for Android 4.2 to take advantage of a handful of new Google Now and Google Search features. Google Search has been updated on the Google Play Store, adding numerous new cards to help automate your life. The list of new features includes some pretty big improvements to Google Now and Google Voice Search such as the ability to add calendar events (and not just alarms), stocks, news updates, nearby photos, concerts, packages, flight confirmations, hotel reservations, restaurant bookings, and other events. Many of these new features are thanks to newly added GMail integration. Anyways, here’s what’s new,…
One of the highlights of Jelly Bean is the Google Now feature, that voice-friendly personal assistant that can offer personalized search results and better help with certain day-to-day activities that rely more or less on performing the same online searches.
While making Google Now’s full functionality work on older Android devices has proven an incredibly tough challenge even for the very skilled independent dev community, you can now finally enjoy part of the functions through… Google Talk.