Google app is updated for Android, gives users more control over what cards appear on Google Now

Google app is updated for Android, gives users more control over what cards appear on Google Now
The Google app for Android has received an update which takes the app to version 4.1. Besides the usual bug fixes, the app includes a number of "Now Cards." These allow you to control the cards that appear on Google Now. You can also decide whether urgent updates will result in a vibration alert, or a phone ring.

Other options give you the ability to initiate a voice search by saying "Ok, Google," which works in conjunction with the always on screen. There is also a way to train Google to remember your voice, similar to how Windows Phone users train their voice to use the "Hey Cortana" feature.

Another new feature allows you to have "Personal Results" like calendar events, appear on your lockscreen when you say the "Ok Google" command. And Google has also added a manage space option in settings, which allows you to clear app data and get a bit more storage on your phone.

The update should be hitting your device soon. If you're the impatient type, you might be able to find the update waiting for your consent in the Google Play Store under "My apps."

The Google app for Android has been updated to version 4.1

The Google app for Android has been updated to version 4.1


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source: Google (Android) via TalkAndroid

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6 Comments

1. NOSrawesome

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

You can train Google Now to remember your voice which is similar to the "Hey Cortana" feature which is similar to the Moto X's feature of remembering your voice

2. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Great! I can no longer use Google Now cards even though I use my phone in German. It says Google Now isn't avaliable in your country. This really sucks!

3. torr310

Posts: 1628; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I wish the parking location card is improved a lot, because it did not work well. Sometimes does not show up, sometimes it only shows the first parking location.

4. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Why do they not allow us to train our own phrases?....I would really like to order "Captain Picard" to do things for me. Or tell "Joshua" what game I would like to play. Or maybe tell "Caprica Six" to tell me my schedule for the day.

5. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

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6. jerrycutshaw

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I wonder if this will fix the bug on Xperia Z3. I don't have access to wifi so if anyone has one and does the update let me know if you still have errors when opening the camera app.

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