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50 new Google Now video commands show the conversational shift

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50 new Google Now video commands show the conversational shift
If you have an Android device that includes Google Now (which should be at least half of you based on the newest platform distribution numbers), you already know the basic things you can do with voice command, like sending emails or texts, initiating a phone call, setting alarms, doing Google searches, and more. But, a new video is showing 50 of the newer additions to Google Now, and how the app is moving to a more conversational style.

There are a lot of new commands that connect directly to new cards that you would find, like asking "Where's my package?" to get tracking info, or "What's my schedule look like?" to get your Calendar events. Google Now has also added in new prompts when sending emails or texts to help get the message you want to the right place. And, of course there are all of the various new uses of pronouns so you can link together searches to get deeper or related information on a topic. 

The tests were done on a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4, but most of the commands are available to anyone on Android 4.1 or higher with the newest version of the Google Search app. There are a lot of things you can do with the app, and it's always good to have a reference for the various commands, because the list is getting pretty big. 


source: PhoneBuff

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posted on 24 Nov 2013, 22:46

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Nice getting better.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:05 1

2. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I love my nexus 5, won't be going back to iPhone anytime soon.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:20

3. androidrockzz (Posts: 51; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


good work google!

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:41

4. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


a with apple hardware and android software would be awesome.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:42

5. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


a device with*

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:55

6. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 201; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I'll take an N5 over that Frankenstein's Monster any day.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 00:28 1

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 1731; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Why limit yourself to apple hardware?

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 01:13 1

8. desniper9 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Apple As much as I hate to say it, gets most things right in the hardware department

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 01:41 2

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Like an obscenely long display, bendable chassis, 1gb ram and a lower screen res than the $170 Moto G?

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 02:47 2

10. tedkord (Posts: 4643; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The obscenely long screen Has roughly the same dimensions as any Android phone out there now, 16 by 9

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 05:27

13. marbovo (Posts: 633; Member since: 16 May 2013)


yep, 16 by 9 in a 2013 screen that is is not even HD

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 02:56

11. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


And if I ask Google Now in my natural language.. It isn't going to answered me even 2% those questions.. Everything in smartphones are always English exclusive :(

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 04:35

12. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 398; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Because MURICA is the most important country in the world! Just kidding. On a serious note dont expect companies to invest a lot of money and time on a language thats not spoken by lots of people. For example Siri is available in 8 languages. Not bad I guess.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 10:24

14. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


I know that, but why OEMs have to brings those "features" for everyone, if not everyone can use it the right way, it was meant to be.. :S

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 10:25

15. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


this is related to Martin_Cooper :)

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