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10-30-2012, 07:30 PM #1
Google Search App Gets iPhone 5 Support and Improved Voice Search
Google hasn’t released Google Maps for iOS nor have they updated their YouTube application for the iPhone 5’s 4-inch display yet, however that doesn’t mean Google isn’t working on new things for iOS. Today Google has updated their Google Search application for iOS to version 2.5 adding an improved voice search.
The new voice search is very elegant to use, as it will literally spell words out in front of your eyes as you speak them. It’s also really accurate – more than I can say for Siri at times.
You will notice Google is ready to show off their new voice search feature as soon as you launch the Google Search application, since a new popup appears saying “Try our new voice search” as soon as you update the application. When you tap on it, you’ll see an interface like the one above and you can start speaking to your iPhone. Whatever you say will be searched for through Google’s search engine (surprise?).
You can also ask Google’s new voice search similar questions that you would ask Siri and get spoken responses. Users of older iOS devices that aren't the iPhone 4S and newer will enjoy the fact that they can get Siri-like functionality without having Siri. You can view Google's demo video of the new Google Search application below:
Also, you will notice from the additional vertical pixels in the screenshots that Google has added iPhone 5 4-inch display support. Now you can view Web pages in the Google Search application using all 1136 vertical pixels instead of the limiting 960-pixel view. Everything looks and feels much better now just because of this small little addition of vertical pixels.
Google Search seems like a handy tool for all iOS users. If you’re interested in downloading it for free, you can find it at the link below:
Sources: App Store via Google
10-30-2012, 07:34 PM #2
Works incredibly well. Good job, Google team.
10-30-2012, 07:36 PM #3
Will check this out
10-30-2012, 07:42 PM #4
Great app, thanks to Google team
10-30-2012, 07:42 PM #5
I wish you could add reminders and stuff by just saying it and having it put into Google calendar or something.
I loved using Google Now on the Nexus 7 and being able to say something like "Remind me in 20 minutes to move the car." and having it set up an alarm for you without going through drop boxes of dates and times.
10-30-2012, 08:25 PM #6
Yeah I love how smooth she speaks.funny thing is on my old iPhone 4 I don't get any voice feed back,but on both my iPad 2 and iPhone 5 i get the voice feedback
10-30-2012, 08:34 PM #7
10-30-2012, 08:40 PM #8
Oh man... Beautiful!!!
10-30-2012, 08:55 PM #9
10-30-2012, 09:01 PM #10
Pretty cool app. Voice is nice and smooth. Too bad she can't take over my phone. But I guess that's all this app can do
10-30-2012, 09:52 PM #11
Good for people that don't have Siri.
10-31-2012, 01:20 AM #12
Last edited by kokakola; 10-31-2012 at 01:23 AM.
10-31-2012, 03:22 AM #13
Ok thanks a lot,I'm now getting voice feedback from my iPhone 4!!
10-31-2012, 04:49 AM #14
Really smooth and fast.
10-31-2012, 05:48 AM #15
Downloaded/tested = love it!
10-31-2012, 06:47 AM #16
Well it looks like google team did a good job on this app!!! Great google search looking!! Google rocks
10-31-2012, 07:11 AM #17
Is there any point to having this app if you have google chrome already?
10-31-2012, 07:51 AM #18
Works better than Siri, Google is awesome.
10-31-2012, 08:05 AM #19
10-31-2012, 08:28 AM #20
I have installed it on my iPod Touch 4th Gen. It's cool. Very intuitive too.