Google is no longer just a simple search engine. By means of the algorithm designed back then by Sergei Brin and Larry Page, it has managed to become in less than 20 years one of the most important technological giants in the world and the absolute king of everything that happens on the Internet.
Its offer of services and products aimed to be used on the web is extremely extensive, including the Android operating system present in over 80% of smartphones in the world (Apple's iPhones are nowhere in sight). And to integrate them even more into how we use our mobile devices, we can make use of Google App, the search engine's application that allows us to carry out searches by voice and text.
An assistant for your Android smartphone
Apart from being able to search the classic way, it also incorporates the Google Now assistant, through which you can carry out voice searches using your device's microphone. Thanks to the latter, any question made will receive a quick answer, from knowing the results of your football team to finding nearby restaurants based on your geolocation, as well as establishing reminders.
Don't waste any time writing, ask out loud.
It's definitely an application that can greatly improve your productivity and that's capable of offering you functions such as the following making the most of the company's online services:
- Receive immediate answers to your questions thanks to web searches.
- Receive weather forecasts updated every hour.
- Check movie ratings, scores and screening times.
- Look up directions and traffic information in real time.
- Search for nearby places.
- Ask and receive spoken answers.
- Find images and apply filters.
- Instantly translate any sentence or word to over 100 languages.
In turn, it comes along with a system that takes into account what you search for and how you use it, so that it learns from your habits to offers you information of greater interest.
Furthermore, you can customize your feed so that it offers you the application of the time of your choice. For such purpose, you only have to download the APK if you haven't already got it installed on your device, which would be rather surprising taking into account that it's included in Google's package apps that are usually preinstalled on Android devices.