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    Google Now May Soon Get a Cool New Upgrade: Spoken Notifications

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    Although Google Now is already the most powerful of all of the digital search assistants on the market right now, that doesn't mean that Google is not working hard to push it forward even further. In fact, it would appear those geniuses at Google's engineering labs are working harder than ever to introduce cool new features to Google Now. The latest rumored feature is coming soon and will take Google Now to a whole new level of usefulness. That feature is "spoken notifications."

    Obviously, the primary purpose of a feature like this is to allow you to use the service hands-free without having to look at and manipulate the screen. Here's a quick list of the functionality this feature aims to include:

    • Google Search will read notifications aloud when it sees that hands-free mode is active
    • It will allow your device to search directly from the lock screen whether you are typing on the screen or using your voice
    • It will supposedly also include support for voice activated power toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and flashlight (it's possible that this particular feature might come later on down the line rather than show up in Google Search 4.1)

    This latest intel was gleaned from code found inside a recent teardown of the software. It also talks about future integration in Chrome and Android and even eventual support for non-Google services. This sounds awesome!

    Source: APK Teardown Google Search v4.1 Hints At Notifications Read Aloud Project Hera Social Networking And A Whole Lot More

    Article by: dgstorm

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    Very nice ideas...

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