What is Google Now used for?

  • By: Cris M.
  • Mar 10, 2013
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What exactly is Google Now?

Google Now is the latest smart service by Google, compatible with Android platforms. It can be your perfect right-hand, letting you use it as an improved search tool navigated by voice. Google Now can answer to virtually any question, share valuable information with you, guide you, and even advise you.

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Google Now

Not only can it answer to almost all of your queries, but it also can group, select, and predict what additional information you might be interested in. The tool tracks your search habits, analyse all the data collected, and concludes what information is best for you. The first Android version that supported Google Now was Jelly Bean (version 4.1).

Is Google Now an intelligent voice-recognition service?

No. Google Now is not what most people think at first. It is not software on its own, it’s rather a built-in application that helps Google provide better, faster and easier search results. This integration works amazingly, so maybe that’s the reason why many are confused with what Google Now exactly is.

What can Google Now be used for?

Before you start fully using this interesting service, you should enable and activate all localisation services on your device. When you have done this, Google Now turns into a powerful assistant that can do miracles. For instance, if you are on the way to work, turn on Google Now and you will see information such as the commute length and time, traffic congestion points, and other important and valuable info.

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Google Now Cards

The entire application is based on so-called Cards. Thee cards provide you with answers you are looking for. When the system collects enough data about an activity you plan to get involved in, it will automatically start suggesting what you should do, where you should go, or what you should do in order to make the most from it. For example, let’s say you were interested in buying a car. You name the specific brand and make, and from that moment on Google Now will notify you about news related to your interest. This can include any changes in price, the nearest stores, sales, event, etc.

These cards (or services) also provide info about: Birthdays, Movies, News, Flights, Events, Places, Weather, Stocks, Sports, Traffic, Travels, Translation and even more.


Google Now – Official Page
Google Now on Desktops
Google Now for iOS


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