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

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

1. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Yeah, Google Now is awesome.

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

7. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

That is actually a picture of him.

8. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

14. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

kkr!!!Indeed google now is awesome!!

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

6. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

10. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

9. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

12. Techboi

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Not new at all

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

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