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This entry was posted on July 7, 2016 by Rachel.
Artificial technology is developing at a rate that we never expected. In order to help us complete tasks even faster everyday, tech companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft have implemented artificial technology right into our devices. iPhones and iPads are powered by Siri, Windows devices are powered by Cortana and Android phones are powered by Google Now. In today’s article, we’ll be covering Google’s assistant and showcasing its strengths! Keep reading and find out more!
One of the most impressive things about Google Now is ability to understand full sentences and commands, and its ability to communicate with third party apps. If you click on the Google search bar (on Android phones, at least), you’ll be able to access Google Now directly. From there, you can proceed to boss around your smartphone by simply saying, “Ok, Google.” And that’s it!
There are plenty of commands that you can choose from and we definitely can’t describe them all, so we’ll be putting them in a chart down below, courtesy of TrendBlog.
Whether you need to set reminders, make a call, send a text, check the weather or even check traffic, you can rely on Google Now to do its job.
While Google Now started off as a basic digital assistant that could only interact with specific apps, it has quickly grown. When Google released Google Now’s API to the public in early 2015, developers began integrating their apps directly into the software so that users can easily voice activate these apps. For example, it is possible to tell your smartphone to message someone on WhatsApp using your voice, instead of having to type everything out. And it’s surprisingly accurate!
Google is definitely ahead of the curve with third party apps compared to other tech companies. They opened their API to the public in 2015, while Apple is expected to release Siri’s API to the public at the end of this year.
Are you a frequent user of Google Now? If so, how has it been treating you thus far? Let us know in the comments below.