Google Now to add more features with November 13th update for Nexus 5?

Google Now to add more features with November 13th update for Nexus 5?
According to a published report, an update for the Nexus 5 on November 13th will bring new features to Google Now. It is unclear whether this update will eventually spread to all Android phones using the card based Google Now application, or if it will be confined to Nexus 5 users only. For those who have not had the pleasure to use Google Now (which is also available for iOS users in the App Store), it works in conjunction with Google Search to push out information that you might need at that very moment.

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

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15 Comments

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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5. mohann

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

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7. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Pretty sweet stuff indeed... Just like a sci-fi movie....

4. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

What problems are people having with the rear camera?

6. GrebGoneBad

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

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

8. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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.

9. Darxicus

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

It's because they're just rumors, not solid info. They're telling us what the update is likely to include

10. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

A fair point. But still way too many uses of the word: 'might'. If someone could point out the word: thesaurus, in the dictionary, that would be great!!!

11. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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. :-)

12. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

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.

15. wilsong17 unregistered

in the future they will add system control

13. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I just want the "Touchless control" of the Moto X. I've played with it and it's cool as hell, but except for that the X is less phone for more money. :-(

14. wilsong17 unregistered

i would bought this phone but the battery not being removed and only 2300 its killing me i listen to music all day and 2300 is not bueno amazing phone

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