Google Now puts your search data to work

One of the cooler things we're to see with Jelly Bean is Google Now. It's part search, part assistant, and part amazing. Imagine all the data that Google has aggregated about you (yes, that scary Google data that's shared across Google products with the new privacy policy) used to help you throughout your day. Need to catch the bus? Google Now will tell you when the next one is due and how long your ride will be when you get to the bus stop. Or sports scores for your favorite team, which you don't have to specify because Google already knows from your search data. Or traffic and rerouting based on destinations you've searched for.

Yes, it sounds pretty cool, and a little scary that it's able to use your data like it does. We're going to have to take a good look at it before we decide just how much we like it. And we will, a Jelly Bean rolls out.

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Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Damn Jelly Bean is a major update. can't wait till mid July to get update on my Google Play Nexus :-)
  • THIS looks effing awesome!!! I imagine this will put Siri to shame in every way.
  • I don't want to be a fan boy here, but it's impossible not.
    Poor poor sad apple felt from the three and it's rotting in the ground! project butter + new search = freaking awesome!!!
  • Wow -- this sounds freaking amazing!
  • I honestly think this will be the biggest feature. It's going to completely change our expectations when we "search" for something. I use search lightly, because this seems like it's just going to learn and know what we're wanting to search based on what it already knows.
  • Where my lolipop update for my phone