Google's latest round of testing seems to have broken Google Now and Google Play for many. The apps are failing to show relevant content, though Google Play still at least lets you search for apps to download and update.
The news feed in Google Now does a good job at recommending things you might enjoy to read. The thing is, this isn't always the case and sometimes you just want to remove them from the feed. However, a person on Reddit noticed they were given items in their feed that cannot be swiped away.
Samsung has filed a trademark application in Europe for "Samsung Hello. " The application description claims that it is an “application software that gives personalized features and information based on user’s preferences in the fields of weather, music, entertainment, games, travel, science...
High school students researching prospective colleges will start seeing a brand new card pop up in search results: College Scorecard. The US Department of Education project collects 18 years of college and admission info from over 2,000 institutions and Google carefully organizes them into cards...
JBL is updating a number of their speaker with Google Now voice integration.
If you have the JBL Xtreme, Pulse 2, Charge 3, or the Flip 3, then you can apply a firmware update that will add support for Google Now.
Google Now can do a lot of useful things aside from setting your alarm clock for you. You can use it to control apps, set up reminders, check the weather, and more. Here's a short list of commands to help you make the most of Google Now, including some secret commands not often mentioned.
Google has been boosting its voice action functionality with Google Now and more for quite some time. It appears that in another way to make life easier for folks, you can control YouTube playback with the help of OK Google Voice Commands.
Google recently updated their developer brand of Chrome for Android and it has an interesting flag in there that you can set.
If turned on, can let Google Now add some content like recent bookmarks and articles for you right into Chrome's new tab page.
Google is making Google Now even more useful. Google will let you add interest topics from People, Sports, TV, Movies, Musicians, and Stocks. Whenever something happens within a specific interest you add, Google Now will update you on it.
Google Now on Tap will not return any useful results if you use the feature on a screen with no usable information. That will change as Google has started showing Google Now cards in instances where Now on Tap doesn't bring anything up. The feature is currently live in the beta version of the app.
Action Launcher will be the first third-party launcher to integrate Google Now. Unfortunately, the Google Now feature will only be available on devices which have root access since the API being used requires that the application must be a system app. If you want Google Now, but don't want to...
Sony made news when they announced the first non-Google launcher to have a Google Now panel. It's been discovered that there's an API for this, but the API is not public.
Nova Launcher developers have stated that there are restrictions keeping anyone but Sony from implementing a Google Now tab...
Xperia Home has been updated in beta with some new fixes and improvements, but it also gains a big new feature. You can now enable a Google Now panel on the home screen. Swiping all the way to the left of the home screen will bring up the Google Now page just as it does on Google's launcher.
A new firmware update for Ultimate Ears' Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers now allows you to use Google Now with them. Press the Bluetooth button o neither of the speakers and then ask your question and you'll get a response from the very familiar Google Now voice.