Anyone here that can speak multiple languages, Google Search has received the perfect update for you. Starting this week, the voice-powered search feature of the Search app can now understand multiple spoken languages, without the need for switching between supported dictionaries in the settings menu.
To give you an idea of how this works, imagine yourself asking Google what the weather is like in San Francisco using English. Google will then relay those results to you. Then, imagine you asked the same question, but this time, in one of 50 supported languages. These languages include Spanish, Italian, German, French, and many more. (more…)
The latest update for Google Search, already available in Google Play for all to download, brings new bus and train cards for users, as well as an updated card for users of Google Now’s flight reminders. (more…)
Yesterday, after downloading the newest version of Google Search (3.5.14), we discovered that a new setting for system-wide “Ok Google” hotword detection had been placed inside of the application.
Previously, users would need to be on the home screen of their compatible Android device to use the hotword, but with this new feature enabled, users can say “Ok Google” within any app to initiate a Google search, and even on the lockscreen. (more…)
Update Wednesday is in full swing today, with Google pushing out new apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, before moving on to some less amazing matters. Three other Google apps have been updated today (Search, Play Games, and Chrome Beta), to our knowledge – here is what’s new. (more…)
Google’s never-ending task to make Android more visually satisfying looks to be going well, as new information regarding enhanced search results animations have hit the web. In what is called LEGO, Google is looking to smoothen the animations which are shown on Android devices after performing a Google search. (more…)
Back in December, Google began placing relevant apps within search results to ease users — if you searched for a movie, you could open it straight in your IMDb app from Google Search. We’re now receiving an update bringing this feature to 24 more applications and taking the feature worldwide for English.
Earlier this week, Google added the ability to open your phone’s Camera with a simple “take a picture” or “record a video” voice command in the Google Search app. Now, functionality has been added allowing users to instantly start Google Play Music‘s “I’m Feeling Lucky” radio station feature with a simple voiced request. The radio station will take into account what you’ve been listening to recently to tailor music in your library (or for All Access users, a lot more) for your ears’ pleasure. (more…)
Google is still going strong with their trademark “Update Wednesdays,” and this week is absolutely no exception. We already saw the Wallet update and the possibly erroneous YouTube update, but now have a plethora of other fresh meat, most being relatively minor. Regardless, it’s definitely a good thing to see Google paying attention and squashing those bugs, adding nifty new features along the way.
All the updated apps are listed down below. We’ll be updating this post as we learn more. (more…)