Sunday , June 17 2018

Google Now updated to version 3.4 with new features

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Google has updated the Google Now app for Android to version 3.4, and while it promises some new features, these seem to be country-dependent, and at least for now, they’re not visible in Australia.

The update promises the following new features:

  • New parking card in Google Now
  • New reminders interface with better arrangement of past reminders
  • Centralized list for nicknames under Accounts & privacy
  • ‘Help’ and ‘Send feedback’ are now ‘Help & feedback’ (one item)

We’ve not seen the parking card or nicknames list appear, but the reminders interface does appear to be rejigged, and the help and send feedback menu items are merged as promised.

The update will come out to you via the Play Store in time (probably the next couple of days), but if you’re the impatient kind, you can find some download links in the source link below.

Source: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Parking card shows up except I wasn’t parking there; I was passing through the intersection …

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The parking sensor will be slightly less than useful in a stacked shopping center like Castle Towers

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deanomalino

Heh wasn’t expecting to see the name of my local shops here. 😛

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Haha, I only mentioned it specifically cause its the one where I barely get radio reception in the car park or even on the road in front of the cop shop, let alone phone or GPS. Great shops though!

Andrew
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I didn’t see the nickname thing appear, but saying “Call my wife” popped up the option to enable it (which I did) and I can now call her by saying that.

Chris
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Strangely, this option fails to save on my handset. It works, and it allows you to specify who that person is, but it doesn’t seem to save. Yet.

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