Google Rolls Out OK Google To Android Lock Screens

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Aside from a handful of announcements Google had at the company?s I/O developer conference, the company ?is rolling out a new version of Google Search app.

Yes! You?ve read it right! Google Search app 3.5.14 is now rolling out which brings voice command ? OK Google ? to the Android lock screen of users? smartphones or tablets.

This means, a user can talk to Google from the lock screen, unlike before that a user must be on the home screen first in order to use the app.

To give you a better idea of how it works, here?s a video from Droid Life.

Moreover, another feature goes with the new version of Google Search ? the new Audio History. This creates a history of a user?s voice searches to improve overall speech recognition across a range of Google services.


Google Search app for Android is the fastest, easiest way to find what you need on the web and on your device.

It helps users to search the web, phone or tablet quickly; it uses your voice to search and more; and get personalized results based on your location.

?Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time. It tells you today?s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, and more. Google Now is currently available on Android 4.1, Jelly Bean,? Google said.

What’s new with the Google Search app? Since it uses?Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean) now, it is capable of faster startup, store directory at a mall, recently searched for products available at a store, parking location (Beta), and view cards when you lose connection.


Google Now automatically gives you the information you need throughout your day:

? Start the morning with weather, news & traffic
? Get updates on sports, movies & events
? Ask for a reminder to ?buy milk at the store?

Talk to Google:
? Say ?Ok Google? and ask questions out loud*
? Google speaks the answer back to you

Everything else you love about Google:
? Fast: get to search results quicker than ever
? Beautiful: get fluid, full screen image search
? Intuitive: Swipe between web pages & results

Just say ?Ok Google? and find everything you need.

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