Google Now to add more features with November 13th update for Nexus 5?
posted by Alan F. / Nov 08, 2013, 1:40 AM
Traffic information, weather, sports scores, stock prices and more are automatically sent your way. You can also view your rental car reservation information, seating for a show, and what local events are taking place this weekend, including movie times. The published report states that Google Now will start talking back, and even look for information inside apps. We would imagine that Google will release a changelist for the update pretty soon, but we can give you an idea of what the updated Google Now might be capable off.
You might ask the voice-activated assistant to "text Ropierre," and it might ask you, "which Ropierre?" if you have more than one acquaintance with that name. You could use Google Now to look for a place to eat and get an option inside the results allowing you to open up Open Table and make a reservation. And the update might allow Google Now to use your current location to add more cards. For example, you might be at the Miami Seaquarium and a card will pop up showing you what time the gator show will start and what time the sea lion show is to begin. Pretty sweet stuff.
The same published report also says that the Nexus 5 will be receiving an update to take care of the problems users are having with the rear camera on the handset. No date yet for when you can expect that update to come your way.
source:Wired via AndroidAuthority
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
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posted on Nov 08, 2013, 1:55 AM 0
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posted on Nov 08, 2013, 5:42 AM 0
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Very interesting that a new update should be being released so early. I personally am waiting for the first big update, possible around December/January time once enough bug reports have been submitted. hopefully benchmark scores will improve then. =) Just about to place an order for the N5 now. I've waited, thinking that I can probably make my S3 last another year or so, but I couldnt help myself. =P
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 6:05 AM 0
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Your using bad words again Phone arena!!!! Way too many: might's, could's, should's and maybe's, in this article. If you have nothing solid to report, then dont report it. I would have thought you learned your lesson from the Nexus 5 leaks.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 8:17 AM 0
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It's because they're just rumors, not solid info. They're telling us what the update is likely to include
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:10 AM 0
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I don't really care about Google Now. It's OK, but nothing that I pressingly need to know. Besides, I find it too intrusive and requires too much personal information that's then forwarded to the NSA. :-)
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:26 AM 0
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I love Android, and Google Now's swiftness. However, unfortunately, it's still not on par with the likes of Siri. Heck, even, the Samsung S-voice (new one) is more functional in terms of the variety of questions you can ask. You can even cancel alarms with the S-voice. Can't do that with Google now unfortunately.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 3:28 PM 0
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