Understanding Google Now

Posted by Mayank on October 30, 2012 in Google

Getting just the right information at just the right time – this is what Google Now is.

Google Now tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform, or your favorite team’s score while they’re playing. And the best part? All of this happens automatically. Cards appear throughout the day at the moment you need them.

Google Now is potentially the most important innovation in the Jelly Bean update. Google Now is helping the Android operating system move towards a more automated and intelligent approach towards delivering information to the users. There are 4 primary sources from which this information is collated – location, location history, web history and calendars. After collecting this information, Google’s algorithm works to provide you the information you need.

Google Now will check your calendar and provide you location, direction and traffic information related to your next meeting. Google provides you this information based on your daily commute, where you live and work, mode of transport you use. The potential in Google Now is enormous and will continue to grow once its functionality is expanded in future updates.

Here is a YouTube video on how Google Now works.

Google Now helps you manage your day, stay connected and be a local anywhere. Google Now has over 20 different cards, with more to come. Manage your day with Google Now – Stay on top of what you need to do and where you need to go – whether you’re near home or traveling somewhere new. Be a local, anywhere – No matter where you are, find interesting places, activities you might like, and how to get around easily.

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