Google Enhances Mobile App for Windows Phones
Google has updated its mobile application for devices running Windows Mobile. The biggest new feature includes My Location, which allow users who perform Google searches to find local results based on where they are. This will help users find things that are nearby. Users have to enable My Location, and can turn it off at any time. Other improvements to the mobile application include Google Suggest. Suggest will analyze what users are typing as they enter search queries and offer suggestions to make the process faster. Google has also added the ability to integrate Google Maps with local search results. This will allow users to open Google Maps from the search page to see detailed location information about their query. The application is a free download.
Google Lens Uses Machine Learning to Recognize Objects
Google today announced Google Lens, an image-recognition tool that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches. The tool is a significant advancement to the old Google Image Search app.
Google to Surface iOS App Content in Search Results
Google today enabled a new functionality that will let the Google Search app find content within iOS apps and include that data in search results. Users will then be able to select the search results and go directly to the associated app on their phone.
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.
Latest Google Maps Update Makes It Easier to Locate Your Events
Google has updated Google Maps and now lets users access more personal information regarding their locations with a quick search. Google Maps culls more data from users' Gmail accounts and will automatically make event details available to Maps.
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.