The Google Now easter eggs just keep coming. This time, Google takes a SciFi approach to their fun and games. If you get into Google Now and ask it “When am I?”, the result may surprise you. Google Now really has this contextual info thing down.
When using Google Now voice commands, we’re officially left with one trigger phrase. The familiar “Ok, Google” is fine, but what if we wanted something else? One smart (or bored) Redditor tried out some new catch phrases, and one has our attention immediately.
The Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 is very much tied into Google Now. That’s evident by the new launcher, and the immediate access to Google Now from the home screen. Of course, if you opt out of Google Now when setting up your device, it just about vanishes from the device. You can get it back, though — and it’s pretty simple.
It was just a matter of time before someone ripped apart the Android 4.4 factory image that was just recently uploaded by Google. Thanks to resourceful and avid Android developers, we now have access to the new Home Launcher for use even on devices not yet on Android 4.4. Read on for an overview and special instructions on how to install the launcher.
Contextual information is important, but relies on having your device handy. There are times when that isn’t the case, though. We set our phone down, and just can’t find it. Motorola knows we are forgetful, and have introduced a new feature to help us out in those frustrating moments.
This is far from the first time we have heard chatter about a Google smartwatch. In fact, it wasn't all that long ago when Google boosted the chatter by purchasing WIMM Labs. Google has yet to say anything official, however it looks like "people familiar with the matter" aren't feeling the same need to stay quiet.
No big surprise, but news that is long overdue. According to Android Police, the newest version of the Play Store will feature slide-out navigation, rather than the top-right menu housing everything. Much like we see with other Google apps, the Play Store will house navigation from the left, and settings in the top right three-dot menu.
The Nexus 7 from Google and Asus is easily one of the best Android tablets available, with many considering it the true benchmark device for the platform. Aside from the Chromebook, the Nexus 7 sees the most TV advertising of all Google devices.
With everyone else entering the smartwatch game, it stands to reason Google would. With Samsung’s severely limited Gear, and Apple dragging their feet on the smartwatch they’re said to have in development, the time is right for a Google smartwatch. According to a new report, we may be getting one soon.
If the Moto X “Ok, Google Now” functionality has you wishing your device had it, you may be in luck. While the uber-cool Moto X is one of the best Android phones available, customization is still limited to AT&T, and it’s a bit expensive for many users.