Google Now

Google Now just got even more useful, adding a number of new things it can keep an eye out for through your Gmail account. That includes flights (you can see my hop out of NYC was canceled), restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations, events and packages. Basically, it's getting really close to mimicking a lot of what apps like Tripit and Slice can do.

Also in the update are some new cards, such as nearby attractions and photo spots, movie openings, concerts and more, Google says. Plus, there are new voice actions for launching apps, scheduling meetings and checking on upcoming appointments.

This is all part of the Android 4.2 improvements, as well. Have a look in Google Play and get your upgrade on!

There are 15 comments

Incubus123 says:

Sweet. Cant wait for the Gmail app update.

Erckul says:

this looks great. the Photo spot nearby card popped up right away. !

ybcthanerd says:

wut phone u got

still1 says:

Buying Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 right when it comes out. i am impressed.

c4v3man says:

Wish this was released last week... getting flight information to stick to Google Now this weekend was a hassle. Will help with Thanksgiving travels at least though!

A list of what the new voice actions are would be helpful.

Floss82 says:

Don't you love it when a new version of android and device gets announced, we start receiving all these updates for apps:)))

mmark27 says:

Launching apps will be a nice feature for in the car while driving. Still won't post to social media, but I don't really need that feature.

I do love new products that always means new app updates!

Wish we can get that camera update asap.

Erckul says:

friendly reminder to go into "settings" to turn on/off the new cards in the update!

griftercm says:

NOTE: for the Gmail settings to work, the phone's language has to be set as US English.

slider999 says:

Now it can also open apps, create calendar events, set reminders for a longer time... :D So fun it becomes a better assistant

edmicman says:

Can it pull in NCAA football or basketball scores yet?

And can I send a text message completely hands free without having to click to confirm?

jeccou says:

Yay! I look forward to seeing half of this functionality arriving in Sweden late this century! :)

crujonez says:

My GNex running CM10's been doing flight tracking in Google Now since September...

slave2theaxe says:

Love that you can schedule calendar appointments now!!!