Google on Wednesday introduced a slick new update to its Search app, giving it even more voice superpowers and some Material Design inspiration. Android Lollipop is currently rolling out to a lot of Nexus phones, so today’s update is definitely timely.
In addition to some visual updates, the app will also do a better job of reminding you to hang out with friends by scrubbing your email. Google says a new card will show up that will remind users to do something like get “dinner with Chris” or enjoy “drinks with Susan.” The update will also remind you to follow up on an email by setting a reminder in your calendar, giving you no real excuse to be a flake. And if you’re especially forgetful, Search will also help you better stay on top of your trip itinerary, to-do lists, sports scores and more.
Perhaps the coolest new part of the Google app is the ability to search through third-party apps. For example, you can say, “OK Google, search Tumblr for ‘Things Organized Neatly,’” and you’ll be taken right to the app with that search pulled up. This works for a number of apps, Google said, including Trulia, YouTube and TripAdvisor, giving users an ever more powerful hands-free experience.
To top it off, the update is also now designed to make decisions for you. Don’t know whether to see Interstellar or Nightcrawler? There’s a new coin flip feature that’s activated by saying, “OK Google, flip a coin.” We’re so indecisive that we need Google to tell us what to do.
If you own a Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Note 4, all of this can be done even when your screen is off, making the feature extra convenient when your hands are tied up.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Make your foliage a feature with the best plant stands
Really show off your home's foliage with a plant stand that makes your greenery a statement, rather than just background noise. We've found a dozen desirable plant stand solutions to suit all types of spaces, all styles of decor and all kinds of plants.