Earlier today, Google updated a handful of their apps. One of which included Google Search (a.k.a. Google Now). This update was a big one. It brought in a bunch of new features and new cards that will pop up in Google now in various situations. This update brought Google Now and Google+ closer together. One of my favorite new features is being able to post to Google+ straight from Google Now without typing a thing. Now tell me that isn’t cool? I know it’s a geek thing, but still.
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Now Google Now brings an activity summary, birthday cards, events, flights, from Gmail (Events, flights, hotels, restaurants, package tracking, ), movies, news, next meeting, photo spots nearby, places, public alerts, public transit, research topics, sports, stocks, traffic, travel (currency, attractions nearby, time back home, translate), and weather. Now that’s a lot of cards. Here are a few of those below, you can see the rest by hitting the source link:
Google just continues to amaze with all the things that Google Now can do. And then there’s the Apple fans that try to convince us that Google Now is a rip off of Siri. Pretty sure Siri can’t tell you things before you ask. Usually she can’t tell you stuff when you do ask.
Now of course the travel cards appear when you’re not at home. And the Gmail cards aren’t 100% accurate yet. For example the tracking packages one only works with Amazon packages so far. It doesn’t work with items you ordered from Google Play like your Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10.
So everyone has gone ahead and updated their Google Search app by now right? If not, why not? Every update is making this app better and better. And giving us, Android fans, even more reasons as to why Google Now is better than Siri, and even S Voice. Let us know what you think of this update in the comments below.
Source: Google Support