Google updates Search app for iOS with enhanced voice features

Daniel Bader

August 9, 2012 10:14am

Google has updated its Search app for iOS to bring it more along the lines of Now for Android. While the functionality isn’t quite as robust as you’ll find built into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the fundamentals are there. This includes plugging into the growing and powerful Knowledge Graph, and having the service, using either text or voice, interpret your input semantically.

That now means you can ask Google questions — “What’s the weather going to be like this weekend?” — and have it respond to you intelligently and within context of your location. While it doesn’t have the Cards interface that Jelly Bean users are getting used to (and loving), it’s a great standalone app and one less reason to use Siri, at least in Google’s opinion.

Check a demo video after the break.

Source: Google

  • Patrick


    • Me Ted

      I agree. Siri is complete and utter $hit.

    • Larkin

      will this be available for download on BB10?

    • Rio

      Exactly what siri does.

      And stop hating. Siri has been amazingly usefull on my long drive, dont need to touch a button or look away.

  • Dewey

    I agree Google Now is pretty neat

  • Brad F


  • Allan

    Is this available on Android Gingerbread or ICS?

  • RyanOver

    WHY GOOGLE, WHY !!!!! now ir’s availible for iOS but it isnt for Gingerbread or ICS user…. Goofle you should take care of Android people before taking care of the competition

  • W

    Not available in the app store yet 🙁