Will Verduzco · Feb 11, 2014 at 04:30 pm

Google Search Now Offers Relationship-Based Voice Recognition and Calling!

Google Search has grown into quite a wonderful tool. Over the course of dozens of application updates and quite a few back-end improvements, Google’s virtual assistant has evolved into a solution that simply outclasses Apple’s Siri in the vast majority of cases.

Despite Google Search’s general superiority, there are a few situations here and there where Cupertino’s offering is slightly better. One example comes in the form of those cute little Easter Eggs and snarky replies (though we’re catching up!). Another is the lack of relationship-based awareness in voice commands. Thankfully, Google has now alleviated the latter with a new update to Google Search.

Starting today, asking Google Search to call your girlfriend (or wife or mom or dad, etc) will actually result in success. And as can be seen in the screenshot to your right, if no such contact exists, Google will prompt you to fill in the blanks in its database.

What are your thoughts on Google Search’s growing capabilities? On one hand, it’s nice to see progress in making Google Search smarter. However, this also brings up the question of how much of your personal information you really want Google to know. Don’t hesitate to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

[Source: Google+]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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