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Google Knowledge Graph gets support for seven different languages

We've been talking plenty about Google's efforts in the search space lately, and today's news holds another big announcement for us. Google has announced that its Knowledge Graph, which works behind-the-scenes with Google Now, has been expanded to include support for a handful of new languages. The Knowledge Graph is a way for Google to deliver not only the information you're looking for when you search, but also extra information that's relevant to your query.

Google wants to deliver information you never would have searched for

Google is already pretty good at delivering information right when we ask, but naturally, it wants to get better. It wants to get so good, in fact, that it's been looking into what sort of questions people have but never think to search for. That's according to MIT Technology Review's Tom Simonite, who spent three days participating in Google study that aimed to find out what was on his mind.

Google Field Trip app launches on the Play Store

Anyone in need of a virtual tour guide to take you on adventurous field trips? Google has you covered. Today Google has released a new app in partner with NianticLabs that is called "Field Trip" to be your virtual tour guide. The folks from Google simply explain it as, “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Lets check out their video below.

Google Now updated with new notification cards and team edit options

We have some excellent news this evening. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean's awesome Google Now feature, also known as Google Search has just received a very nifty update from Google today adding tons of awesome features. As many of you know Google Now gives weather and traffic alerts, sports scores and more all in neat and easy to read cards. Now they've added tons of new notification cards and the option to edit teams.

Google Now voice search heads to iPhone

Google's extremely impressive voice search feature, Google Now, that was revamped and released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is headed to iOS - wait what? Yup, you read that title right. Obviously the entire amazing feature set and "cards" of Google Now won't be hitting the iPhone, but it comes close and is set to rival Siri on her own playing field.

Google Now Voice Search Hands-on [Video]

One of the most interesting and exciting features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is Google Now. Google's new virtual voice and search assistant much like Siri, only smarter. Being able to gather from the biggest search engine in the world surely helps their cause. We've seen plenty of the features outlined from Google themselves during IO last week, and have reported on them ourselves. What you'll see below however is an extensive hands-on video asking Google Now tons and tons of questions.

Android Community Weekly: July 1st, 2012

Today is July 1st and we can look forward to tons and tons of great news in the world of Android this month. Just like the past week, July will also be all about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. A lot happened in the Android Community last week but we were pretty busy with a small event I'm sure you all heard plenty about -- Google IO 2012. To start off this weekly review of Android news hit our Google IO Portal to get started.
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