Initially exclusive to only the aforementioned Nexus 7 tablet and a handful of other Android devices rocking Jelly Bean, a fully functional – yet unofficial – build of Google Now can now be installed on almost any rooted device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and above).
Besides all other new features and performance tweaks, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brought with it a much improved, smarter and informative search assistant in the form of Google Now.Why not head on over to the Play store to check that it now works.The ability to download apps, games and widgets is one of the main things that sets smartphones of today apart from the phones we had not that many years ago.No longer the case - the app now disappears from the list, but your position remains the same. ) Following the recent class action lawsuit over in-app purchases, we now have a new option to always require the account password for purchases, not just once per 30 minutes.
If you have kids, you should probably turn this on now.To reveal the list of all such useful commands, continue reading past the break. You may swipe up from the bottom edge of your Android’s screen, unlock directly to Google Now screen (on JB only), tap the Google Search bar/widget, or hit the microphone icon on the search widget to initiate a voice-based search.