Google for iOS received a pretty cool update this week, allowing users to ask questions while on any webpage (inside the app, of course). That means you don’t have to navigate your way away from what you’re reading—or ask Siri—in an effort to seek out an answer. Just say, “Ok Google,” and ask whatever you want.
The really cool thing about the update, however, is that Google will know context. So if you’re on a webpage reading up on David Beckham, you can simple say, “Ok Google, where was he born?” and Google will tell you; it’ll know what’s on your screen, meaning you don’t really have to specify your search query.
It’s pretty wild how seamlessly it works. The update also introduces more detailed search results, and the ability to copy and paste from anywhere in the app.
Now the next step will be integrate the Google app into iOS at the core level.