Google Now comes to a ton of ARMv7 handsets in an easily flashed zip
posted by Michael H. / Aug 08, 2012, 1:33 PM
As always, the news comes from those wonderful lads over at XDA Developers, specifically it looks like Mikeyxda's M6 is the best option out there. According to the post, you should be good to go as long as you have a rooted device with ClockworkMod Recovery, and an ARMv7 processor, which includes most Archos tablets, the Asus Transformer series tablets, and many of the premier handsets from HTC, Motorola, and Samsung going back a couple years.
Mikeyxda's M6 looks like the best option as it includes offline dictation, as well as most other options, but there are a few different options to try out. Each comes in an easy-to-flash zip file that shouldn't need any extra permission changes or anything like that. So, if you're comfortable with CWM, you should be all set.
If you want to make sure your device is compatible, a partial list of ARMv7 devices is here.
I wonder if Google will make this available as an app on the Play Store. Because all their apps are already there for updates.
posted on Aug 08, 2012, 1:53 PM 1
Posts: 3; Member since: May 23, 2012
Probably not since most of google now is embedded with in the jelly bean framework. Its not just a simple apk install.
posted on Aug 08, 2012, 2:37 PM 0
Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011
i literally just finished this before you guys posted the article. xD i've got it working flawlessly on my Razr and i used the Touch enabled CWM recovery to get it which is weird btw, it works great but it's weird to touch things in recovery. this is really fun to use i've got to say. do get this. i'll post Razr related links. le root method:http://www.droidforums.net/for
le cwm method:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php? t=1751826
and of course the source link with the Google Now.zips. enjoy! this just took me 10-15 minutes to do but i was already rooted so project 20 minutes of your time to be put into this and do make a back up with CWM before you flash any Google Now.zips. please? you'll save yourself a lot of trouble.
posted on Aug 08, 2012, 2:14 PM 5
Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012
Cool I just need to find the CWM method for my DROID 4
posted on Aug 08, 2012, 3:29 PM 0
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