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#1 iron2000

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:05

Google Now.
It just tells the weather if location sharing and web history are off.
But when both are on its as if Skynet is onto you.

Do the Android users here use it or guard against it?


#2 +jamesyfx

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:26

I use it, and I think it's fantastic. Although the directions it gives are insane sometimes. However I don't use the voice search at all.

#3 +Frank B.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:29

I'm using it to its fullest extent on the Nexus 7, and plan on using it on a Nexus 4 as soon as Google lets me buy one.

#4 Xahid

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:29

I don't use search boxes

#5 tsupersonic

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:51

Yes, I mainly use it to see traffic/weather/sports/flight information, and I do like to show off the voice search too :)

#6 HoochieMamma

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:53

Use it to see traffic in the morning. Very neat!

#7 firey

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:58

use it for traffic, weather, and travel times.

#8 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:59

I use it probably once a day or so. Package tracking is a nifty feature even though it does not give the package details such as where it currently is it just tells you when it should be delivered. In the first week of a month it shows a how far you walked meter however, i have yet to be able to call it back up.

#9 Haggis

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:59

yeah i use it for traffic reports back and forward from work

love it

#10 Luis Mazza

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:09

I think it may be useful if you're on a routine with your life, otherwise I don't like the battery to be constantly drained. I like to go for the maps app and check traffic, destination and weather when I want to, not when the phone thinks I want to.

Voice search is neat, though. :)

#11 Lexcyn

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:16

I use it all the time. Converting units, currency, calculating distance, searching for stuff ... it's awesome, I never have to type anything any more :D

#12 AJerman

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:26

I use it quite a bit. For the standard weather and sports scores. Traffic is set up, but I never have traffic the way I go, so it's not really that important. I also use it to ask random questions all the time.

#13 tsupersonic

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:27

I think it may be useful if you're on a routine with your life, otherwise I don't like the battery to be constantly drained. I like to go for the maps app and check traffic, destination and weather when I want to, not when the phone thinks I want to.

Voice search is neat, though. :)

After the introduction of Google Now, I haven't noticed any significant battery drain...It's a smartphone, I'd rather it have me tell all these things, otherwise what's the point of owning a smartphone?. If you don't want it, you can always opt out.

#14 Luis Mazza

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:42

After the introduction of Google Now, I haven't noticed any significant battery drain...It's a smartphone, I'd rather it have me tell all these things, otherwise what's the point of owning a smartphone?. If you don't want it, you can always opt out.


As I said earlier... I don't live in a routine with traffic and weather changing and I don't think a smartphone needs to be intrusive: it can be smart and still shut the f*** up. ;)

#15 Storm

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:45

its brilliant.
i wake up, it tells me what the traffic is like on the way to work!
Scary though when you go some places and it remembers youve been there bfore lol!