Google Search Can Shoot Pix with Voice Commands
Google today announced a change to its main Google Search app for Android devices. The Google Now aspect of Google Search, which listens to and acts on voice commands, has added the ability to respond to voice commands concerning the camera or the video camera. Users can say, "OK Google," followed by "take a photo" or "take a video." The Google Search app will then automatically launch the appropriate app and take the corresponding action. Google Search is available to download from the Google Play Store for free.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
Google Search App Can Be Used to Open, Interact with Other Apps
Google has updated the main search application for Android devices and expanded its ability to use voice commands with other installed applications. For example, users can say things like, "Ok Google, Shazam this song," or "Ok Google, listen to NPR" and it will do exactly that.
Google's Voice Assistant Now Works with Some Chat Apps
Google today extended the voice capabilities of its Google Search app by allowing it to interact with third-party messaging apps. People can now issue commands such as "Ok Google, send a WhatsApp message" to initiate and dictate messages in a handful of popular messaging apps.
Google Adjusts Google Now Cards and Search
Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company's new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week.
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