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Google Now receives an update for the Olympics and can now handle new tasks

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Google Now receives an update for the Olympics and can now handle new tasks
Google Now will remind you when to leave for the airport

Google Now will remind you when to leave for the airport

Google Now received an update that allows it to provide information for the Winter Olympics. The new cards include medal standings, news, and upcoming events in chronological order. For fans of the Olympics, Google Now will automatically show these cards, or you can search for them on demand to get information updated in real time.

New capabilities for Google Now include the ability to call or send a text message to one of your contacts. You can even press the microphone icon on the search widget and say the name of the person you want to call. For example, you can say "call Ropierre". The name and number is confirmed and the call is made. If you want to send an SMS message, say "text Ropierre". Again, the name and number is confirmed first.

Reminders can now be made in other languages such as German, French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Japanese and Korean. And you can now set a reminder for a specific upcoming event. You can tell Google how you plan to arrive at this event, and how early you want to be there. Google Now will take care of the rest. For example, let's say you have a flight to catch and you want to be at the airport at a specific time. Tell Google Now the particulars and you will be reminded when it is time to head to the airport so that you can get there as per your schedule.

The ability of Google Now to provide you with the information you need when you need it, continues to set it apart from Siri.

source: AndroidAuthority

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posted on 08 Feb 2014, 08:40 5

1. shuaibhere (Posts: 1532; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Awesome....now this is what we call as real Voice assistant...

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 09:07 3

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1437; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Yeah, Google Now is awesome.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 09:24 3

4. shuaibhere (Posts: 1532; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


So..you have no name...but why not a profile pic???

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 11:49 2

7. ePoch270 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


That is actually a picture of him.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 12:05 2

8. magnanimus (Posts: 294; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


You two look alike mate. Are you twins or something. *looks at own picture* omg we're triplets.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 05:51

14. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


kkr!!!Indeed google now is awesome!!

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 09:04 1

2. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


It's a handy tool, I find a lot of use in it, from calendar scheduling to mapping.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 09:45 2

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Google now is really awesome, specially with the Google edition launcher, just say "OK Google" and tell it to do stuff

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 11:01

6. cleat-glitch (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


google now launcher...wat...research time

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 12:25 1

10. tedkord (Posts: 4937; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah, but your screen has to be on and you have to be on the screen with the Google Search widget. It's not like the Moto X always listening feature. But it is nice, nonetheless.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 15:43

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That's the only downer, but thanks to the screen navigation's you can send a text message or call within seconds

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 12:21 2

9. tedkord (Posts: 4937; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've been able to send a text or call a contact with GNow for some time. Months, if not over a year. How is this new? Even the confirming the number, etc...

I have no idea about the Olympics related stuff.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 00:16

12. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Not new at all

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 00:57

13. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Ok google,who Will win the Olympics? Korea ...yay...

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