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Google Now for iOS Updated with Notifications, Voice Command Support

by Todd Haselton | November 5, 2013November 5, 2013 9:30 am PDT

Google Now iOS weather cards

One of our favorite features of Android is Google Now, a card-based notification and search system that understands your habits, provides news, and returns search results with a simple “Ok Google” voice command. Today, Google rolled out version 3.1.0 of Google Search for iOS, and it supports more features than ever.

If you own an iPhone 4s or newer, you can now tap the icon to speak commands into the search box or, yes, even say “OK Google” to begin the search process automatically. Other features include support for the iOS Notification Center, which means you should now see Sports Scores, the distance and time it will take to get home, and other information automatically populate inside your notification shade. It also now supports reminders, full-screen image search and more.

If you use Google for anything, we highly recommend installing this update now.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...