Mobile Phones Steven Kippel on 16 Jul 2012
Introducing Google Now
Google Now is a notification layer on the operating system which customizes itself to your activities, locations, and interests. From notes and appointments to sports scores and traffic conditions.
Google Now uses what they call “cards” which appear with a swipe of the finger. There are ten cards included to start, and more cards will be added later. These ten cards include:
- Public Transit
- Next Appointment
- Time at Home
It appears that Google has focused first on items which will help you out throughout your day where you are before moving on to entertainment features. This is certainly for the person on the go. It tracks weather, buses, trains, airplanes and traffic. It provides currency exchange, language translation, and what time it is at home. It helps you find a place to eat, and even what to eat.
It also does sports.