Google is slowly rolling out an update to Google Search for Android. The update packs bug fixes… Oh, and new Google Now cards for trains and buses, plus updated flight info for when your plane is delayed.
If you have confirmation of your hotel booking in your Gmail, Google Search will now help you discover stuff in the area. Open Google Now and try out “directions to my hotel” or “restaurants near my hotel.”
A new Google Search voice command makes it easy to fix words that are incorrectly misunderstood. It’s as simple as saying “Ok Google: no, I said ___”.
If you can’t wait to use voice commands from anywhere in the phone, there’s a relatively simple way to activate it manually, courtesy of Adam Lawrence.
Google Now will soon be able to understand up to seven languages and switch between them as needed, without the user’s input. Users will first need to select the secondary languages from the settings, but after that, switching between languages will happen seamlessly.
Google Search is getting a point release that brings a handy new feature, “OK, Google” hotword detection from any screen. The new hotword detection feature will be available not only within the Homescreens and running apps on your device, but will be available on the Lock screen as well.
The latest update to Google Search for Android adds the ability to play tracks of artists you’ve been searching for with just one tap.
This week on Google Play Weekly we talk about a potentially bad move by Google, LastPass and the Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner, and more Android apps news!
A class-action anti-trust lawsuit alleges that Google rose to the top of search because it forced its own products on Android manufacturers. The lawsuit seeks damages for individuals who have purchased artificially high priced devices due to Google’s alleged price-fixing, anti-competitive restrictions.
Today Google Search is rolling out a new update that introduces several new features, including a Parking Location card that is designed to keep tabs on where you parked.