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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by phil75231, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. phil75231

    phil75231 Well-Known Member
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    So how long does it take for Google Now to actually, you know, be useful? Granted, I have only had it for six days (since 12/14), but I can't see it actually doing anything other than update sports scores (for teams that *I* created cards for), show the weather and show how long it is from work to home and back (which is not correct - traffic jams are for people who don't know back roads). When at home, it always shows the same three restaraunts in the Places section (all three of which have sucky food, by the way), even though I have checked into a couple of dozen places since I got the app and it never recomemnds those places or even acknowledges them. I know it has been less than a week, but I see no evidence at all of it learning my habits or anything. I use Google Voice to search about a dozen things a day in an effort to build its database and "feed" Google Now with information, but I have yet to see it actually learn anything. Again, I know it has only been a week, but I'm wondering how long it does take before the coolness kicks in.

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  2. mikes1

    mikes1 Android Enthusiast

    It's working well for me now. Granted I only have it selected for weather, time to work, places nearby, restaurants, and my favorite baseball team. It used to only show me places in my town, which is a suburb of Pittsburgh. Now it's giving me the bigger events in Pittsburgh and alerting me of traffic jams which is nice. It was giving me the same restaurant everyday but now it seems to be wroking better. How long have we had jb? A week I think. I think it's good so far. Just stay with it I guess and wait to see if it will work better for you
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  3. phil75231

    phil75231 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, it works just fine, I guess, it's just that I was thinking that feeding it info would make the results more to my liking. I live in a suburb north of Houston and work in downtown Houston, so there's all kinds of events and such it gives me info for. I was force feeding it in hopes of customizing it faster. I'll just let it do its thing.


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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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