Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Google Now Updated with New Features

 
Along with the release of Android 4.2 and the Nexus 4, Google announced an update to Google Now that delivered a handful of new features and a dazzling array of new cards. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for the Nexus 4 to get your hands on the latest version of Google Now. Google has just released an update to the app via the Play Store that delivers new voice actions, scheduling or verifying meetings, and even the ability to launch applications.
While those features may be quite useful, the biggest new feature is Google Now’s integration with Gmail, allowing the app to create contextual cards for upcoming flights, dinner and hotel reservations, package tracking and much more. Gmail integration will allow Google Now to be much more personalized to your needs and allow the application to serve up information that is location and time specific without you actually having to search through your inbox.
What’s in this version:
For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean), Google Search is faster plus:
- Google Now works with Gmail (English only)
- Flights
- Restaurant reservations
- Hotel confirmations
- Events
- Packages
- New Now cards: nearby attractions & photo spots, movies opening in theaters, concerts & more
- New voice actions: launch apps, schedule meetings & check when your next appointment is
Google Now puts you in control: at any time, adjust or turn off individual Now cards within Settings.
Naturally, Google is constantly updating the list of cards that Google Now can access through the web. Users will now be able to access cards for local movie listings, concerts, landmarks and popular photo spots.


    Sid Goswami is a tech enthusiast, besides being an avid Android fan and blogger, Sid wants to be a photographer and a designer. He can usually be found reading through blogs, taking photos. He's a student and a PHP web developer.