Google Now within the Google Search app received new functionality today, bringing some options for event reminders, new voice commands and quick access to the Olympics. You can now call or text by voice command, keep up with the Olympics, speak to your phone in a few new languages and assign a method of travel and time buffer for event notifications.
Google Experience renamed to Google Now Launcher, imports settings from your old home screen too
The Google Experience launcher, exclusive to the Nexus 5, has been renamed to the “Google Now” launcher, and now comes with the ability to import settings from your old home screen, suggesting that a launch for other handsets could be nearing.
Google Search update starts rolling out, adds UK English voice controls
This week in your world of Android: Google acquired thermostat company Nest, the Moto G GPe launched, we heard credible reports of the Galaxy S5, KitKat hit the Note 3, Google announced its smart contact lens project and a new augmented reality game, Nokia’s Android UI leaked, and Google Now made it to Chrome Canary.
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If you run Chrome Canary, you can enable Google Now for your browser right now by setting a few flags in the settings page. Google Now for Chrome will show weather, sports scores, commute traffic, event reminders cards, and more.