Google Now Demo


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We non-Jelly Bean plebeians have been envious of those with access to Android 4.1 for some timenow, and a recent video from JLishere provides yet another reason to be jealous. The video, a demo of the much-anticipated Google Now, shows off just how accurate JB's voice recognition can be - in fact, it was able to pick up on the subtle differences between words like 'Worcester' and 'Wooster.' It also exemplifies the impressive number of commands Now (in cooperation with theKnowledge Graph) can register - from "call the Drake Hotel" to "do a barrel roll."
Enough balderdash, though - watch the 47-question demo for yourself:
One last note: as JLishere notes in the video description, the demo was performed on an early buildof Jelly Bean - this, in other words, should be considered a beta feature that will only get better with time. If that doesn't leave you excited about Android's future, I don't know what will.


http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/07/03/video-extensive-google-now-demo-shows-how-powerful-it-already-is-leaves-us-excited-about-its-future/
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WOW That looks impressive!

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Wow. Not only is Google Now spot on, it destroys Siri.

Now it's Google that's vastly improved upon something.

its faster than siri too

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Looks as if GN is a serious competitor to Siri. And that can only mean one thing: A fresh round of iLawsuits and angry iFans.

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*Waits for Apple lawsuit* :whistle:

Looks great, to bad my Evo 3D will never see Jellybean. ICS is buggy as hell thanks to htc not releasing source so devs can get us a stable build of AOSP ICS.

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On another site I visit, iPhone fans are saying that Siri has all of this capability. They're saying that it's exactly the same, even though Siri just defaults to a google search and doesn't read out answers aloud half of the time.

The best thing about GVS is the speed!

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The question "Who founded Napster" appeared after a different question way before he asked it, pre-rehearsed for video, probably highly trained to his voice too

Found a link to it, it doesn't work on the Transformer, it replaces the Google search button but soon as I press the mic button it enables and disables voice instantly so no chance to talk

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While it looks impressive, I'm curious as to how this service performs outside of the US.

It's well known that Siri is a a mere shadow of what it could be like in the UK, I'm wondering if this is going to be similar.

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While it looks impressive, I'm curious as to how this service performs outside of the US.

It's well known that Siri is a a mere shadow of what it could be like in the UK, I'm wondering if this is going to be similar.

There's so many accents though in the UK that it's difficult. Sometimes I wonder if anyone outside of the north-east can tell what those geordies going on about... :p
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surely this is a biased test.

there's MILLIONS of people using the siri servers ( no doubt the same servers are handling requests from both ios 5 and 6 ), yet only a handful ( ~ 1000's ) in comparison will be using googles voice search systems, thus be faster

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surely this is a biased test.

there's MILLIONS of people using the siri servers ( no doubt the same servers are handling requests from both ios 5 and 6 ), yet only a handful ( ~ 1000's ) in comparison will be using googles voice search systems, thus be faster

It's naturally faster because it has Google's vast knowledge of optimizing it's search engine behind it, something none of it's competitors has

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surely this is a biased test.

there's MILLIONS of people using the siri servers ( no doubt the same servers are handling requests from both ios 5 and 6 ), yet only a handful ( ~ 1000's ) in comparison will be using googles voice search systems, thus be faster

That doesn't explain why it's a lot faster than Siri was in the iPhone 4S keynote.

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