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While you were sleeping the Android team went and updated the Google Search app for you. They’ve added some new features which are quite useful, especially if you like to use your voice to do stuff.

  • Reminders
  • Send Emails
  • Upcoming things you like – seems unavailable in Australia at the moment.
  • Real time public transit updates (select cities)

Reminders can be useful if, like me, you tend to have so much in your head that you forget to do important stuff. This is now easier as you can simply speak your reminder. If you’re driving or your hands aren’t free, it’s great to be able to set a reminder with your voice.

Sending an email can also be done by voice too. Other search options for books, games, music and other things don’t seem to be live yet or are not available in Australia at this time. Unless I’m doing it wrong?

Real time public transport updates so you know just how late that train is gonna be! It remains to be seen which cities this will be available in.

Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing some of these new features appearing as cards in Google Now.


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