Posts tagged as: Google Now

Google Bringing Search-Based News Feed to Replace Google Now

Google today said its personalized feed will begin to appear in the Google mobile app for Android and iOS devices. The feed, which Google has been testing on Android since late last year, displays information cards below the search bar based on each user’s individual search history. Google will also toss in information concerning trending topics […]

Ultimate Ears New Firmware Adds Google Now and Siri to UE Boom 2 and Megaboom Speakers

Ultimate Ears‘ high-end Bluetooth speakers now allow Android and iPhone owners to use voice prompts to control their music. Ultimate Ears is rolling out a firmware update for the UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom that adds Google Now and Siri support. The update must be installed via the Ultimate Ears mobile app. Once added, […]

Google Now and Search Voice Sports More Voice Commands

Google has updated the Google Search app and made the voice response function sound less like a computer and more like a human. Google’s speech experts took care to improve things like intonation and the transitions between individual words and letters. The result is a more natural-sounding response to spoken requests. Google Now is part […]

Google Now Better At Listening To and Understanding Voices

Google has updated the technology behind its voice-powered Google Now tool to boost performance. The company said it “built better neural network acoustic models using Connectionist Temporal Classification and sequence discriminative training techniques” that are more accurate and better able to discern individual voices in noisy environments. The updated tools require less computational power are […]

Google Does Minor Updates on Google Now Cards and Search

Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company’s new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week. Second, in Google Now the cards are arranged by category and will shift and change […]

Cortana for Android Can Push Out Google Now

Microsoft recently updated the beta version of Cortana for Android and gave it the power to supplant Google Now. Cortana beta testers can now set Cortana — rather than Google Now — to launch with a long press of the home button. The change makes it easier to use Cortana on Android phones, though people […]

Google Now Supports Up to 70 App Which Support Cards

Delivering on a promise it made several weeks ago, Google has expanded the number of third-party apps able to create cards within the Google Now search function. Apps can now surface just-in-time information in Google Now across a range of topics. For example, ABC News and Feebly cards can offer breaking news alerts; Eat24 can […]

Google Now Launcher To Be Preloaded on Upcoming ZTE Phones

ZTE has announced it plans to preload the Google Now Launcher onto “several” of its devices. To be more specific, ZTE plans to load the GNL on all of its Android 4.4 devices that have Google Mobile Services and Google Play. This move makes allows ZTE to offer some of the first non-Nexus, non-GPe products […]

Google Updates Search and Play Games

Google recently updated a couple of its Android applications with new features. Google Search, which includes Google Now, has a new card that remembers where the owner parked their car. The card lists an approximate address, displays the location on a map, and indicates how far the phone is from the car. If it’s not […]

Google Now for Android Now Supports More Cards

Google made its Google Now product a bit more useful today with the addition of several new cards. Google Now can provide reservation details and directions with the Car Rental card. It can serve as a digital ticket with the Concert Ticket card. Commuting should be easier to plan and check in real-time with the […]

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