50 new Google Now video commands show the conversational shift

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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10 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Nice getting better.

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

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

3. androidrockzz

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

good work google!

4. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

a with apple hardware and android software would be awesome.

5. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

a device with*

6. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

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

11. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 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 :(

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

14. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 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

15. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

this is related to Martin_Cooper :)

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