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It was only a couple of weeks ago that Nova Launcher added support for the Google Now pane in its beta version. Now, it has expanded support for the feature to devices running Android Lollipop.
Since Google has now disabled the check for the Google Now pane functionality to work only if the app is installed in the /system partition, third party launchers can now use it, with a workaround.
One of the exclusives to come to Google's Pixel phones was the ability to swipe right for Google Now, as well as a few other features limited to those phones, now it's possible on non-Pixel phones.
According to a leaked email, Google is preparing to discontinue its beloved Android launcher, Google Now. The app will reportedly be pulled from the Play Store by the end of Q1 2017.
While nothing major has been spotted in Google's new search app for Android, it has been noted that all references to "Google Now" have been removed, most likely to make way for the new Assistant.
An officially-licensed Starfleet combadge with Bluetooth and a built-in mic is available to pre-order for $79.99. You can tap it to control your phone, and interact with Cortana, Siri, or Google Now.
Google's DeepMind division is famous for its artificial intelligence work. Now the team has developed a new way of creating speech, that's better and more realistic sounding that everything else.
The Chrome browser on Android got a new feature recently, though it's still hidden from the general public. Google Now can show tailored content in the New Tab page inside of the browser.
Google's new device is expected to look like its OnHub wireless routers, and will reportedly offer similar voice interaction, search and smart home management capabilities to Amazon's Echo.
Siri, of Apple fame, is about to get another competitor, straight from one of Siri's creators. Called, Viv, the new AI supposed to be a better virtual assistant than any that exists today.
We got our hands on Sony's little Bluetooth earpiece - called the Xperia Ear - that's designed to make it easier to connect with its new digital assistant, which doesn't have a name... yet.
Cyanogen's CEO says Microsoft is working with his company to 'deeply integrate' Cortana into the next release of Cyanogen OS, praising the assistant as "better than Apple's Siri" in some areas.
Bing's latest Android app reads the screen of any app you're in and shows related info in a pop-up. Bing also releases a developer API to make it even better.
If you are looking to get a tiny sample of Google's latest version of Android, Marshmallow, a new APK is available for download that will bring Android M's 'Google Now' Launcher to your Android device
Cortana has gained the ability to replace Google Now as the default assistant on Android devices - but Microsoft's personal assistant is still only available on Google's OS as a private beta.
Hound made headlines when the internal demo was made public a couple of days ago, but is it as fast and flexible as they demoed in the video? We go hands on and check it out for ourselves.
Google is making it much easier to find useful and relevant information, and to help users get things done more quickly, with its new contextual search feature in Android M, Google Now on Tap.
Apple plans to leverage its wide array of first-party apps, as well as some third-party ones, to create a service called 'Proactive' in an attempt to compete with Google Now for iPhone users.
Voice assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri help some of us quite a lot in our daily life but how useful are they when asked incredibly complex questions?
BlackBerry is prepping the launch of its latest operating system, version 10.3, which will feature the company's homegrown personal assistant known simply as BlackBerry Assistant.
We have taken the three popular digital assistants and put them in side-by-side for a few tests to see how each performs when asked a series of different questions and the results are a bit intriguing
Google has added its Google Now notifications to users of its Chrome desktop web browser for both Windows and Mac, allowing them to see quick pop-up info for weather, traffic and more.
Google has launched the Google Now launcher for all Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running Android 4.4 KitKat, bringing a revamped homescreen and application drawer in addition to Google Now.
Microsoft is rumored to be working on a secret personal assistant program made to rival Siri and Google Now called "Cortana" that could be a "core" feature in upcoming operating systems.
Google is finally adding some of the capabilities of Google Now into Search. Users will be able to get important info just by typing or saying queries like "When does my flight leave?".
With all the Google Nows and Apple Siris out there you may have wondered what Microsoft's response is in this digital assistant landscape. Well, wonder no more as Bing is Microsoft's secret weapon.
Google's predictive searching service, Now, is finally available on iOS. It comes in the form of an update to the Google Search app and users will need to opt-in for the service to work.
Google Now was one of the flagship features announced in Android 4.1 and goes head-to-head with Siri. Google may be looking to introduce Now into Google search, according to some leaked code.
Google's chairman, and former CEO, Eric Schmidt has made a passing remark about Google Now on iOS. Schmidt hinted that the Google Now app is awaiting Apple's approval, and will come out soon.
A leaked promotional video shows Google Now will soon be coming to iOS on iPhones and iPads. The service will be integrated in Google's search app and will be similar to the Android version.
Are you curious about what Google's guiding principles are when designing Android? Two employees held a talk at the SXSW conference to review what the company does to improve your life.
Google's search app for Android has been updated to include a Google Now widget for your home screen and lock screen, improved movie cards and real estate listings.
Google launched a new TV ad for its Nexus 4 smartphone on Sunday during the Grammys but the commercial is pretty basic as it shows smartphone features that are standard on other phones.
It turns out Google Now is even more powerful than just telling you how to get home; it also warns about tsunamis and hurricanes that may affect your location, and gives advice based on it.
Are you stuck on an old device with no means of getting Ice-cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean, but want to see what Google Now offers? Well, now you can via Google Talk on any Android device.
Two weeks have now passed since Google announced Google Now for Android 4.1 (Jellybean), and now, Android Police has documented 60+ voice commands for the service which show-off the app's features.