This was a busy week in the world of Google Play. Check out the latest stories of the week from 11/09 to 11/16 2013 and 5 more Android apps you can’t miss!
The Google Now website has received a significant redesign, with Google using videos and animation to explain how cards work.
Google voice search can now talk back to the user when it needs to clarify a command, so the user no longer needs to tap on the microphone button again to issue a new command.
Google is rolling out an update for its Android search app, bringing it to version 3.1.8, (the KitKat Google Search app version,) thus indirectly helping users enjoy... a better experience when unofficially installing the Nexus 5-exclusive Google Experience Launcher.
Google Search 3.1.8 brings several improvements to devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or late...
Google Now is said to offer more smart features, at least on the Nexus 5, starting with November 13, when an update is expected.
The “Google Experience Launcher” found on the Android 4.4 KitKat is a Nexus 5 exclusive feature according to Google, and it may not become available to other Nexus devices or other Android handsets and tablets anytime soon.
A new report reveals that the new Android 4.4 KitKat launcher is actually part of the updated Google Search Android app. Read on for more details!
Google voice search gets better with each update, as it slowly evolves into a truly smart assistant. One YouTuber showcases the latest improvements on video.
Users can either enter “define:” followed by their word of choice, or use voice search. For some words, simply entering the word in the search or omnibox will bring up the definition and synonyms, but not all. Searching for “Android” yielded a host of results about our favorite operating system, while asking Google to define it brought up the definition ahead of search results.
Google is bringing new cards to Google Now, including car rentals, concert tickets and commute sharing, and updating others in a new update to Google Search for Android.