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4 cool features that Google just added to Google Now on Tap

Published Dec 15th, 2015 4:15PM EST

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Google Now on Tap is one of the very best things about having an Android phone and Google keeps making it better by adding more and more useful features. Google on Tuesday issued a new update for its voice-enabled personal assistant that saw it get four very cool new features — let’s go over them below.

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  • Quick access to flight information: If someone sends you a text message with their flight number, you’ll be able to tap and hold your phone’s home button and Now on Tap will give you flight status information. What makes this cool is that it gives you flight information in a small little pop-up so you don’t have to conduct a separate search or go away from your text message.
  • Quick access to package tracking information: Similarly, if you get a confirmation email for a package you ordered, you can tap and hold your phone’s home button to get tracking info that will give you an idea of where your package is now and when it will arrive.
  • Find related news stories more easily: When you’re reading a news story, you can tap and hold the home button and a pop-up window will appear with Google News search results for the main subject of the article you’re reading.
  • Support for six new languages added: If you speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Korean, congratulations — Google Now on Tap will listen and respond to you in your native tongue. And of course, Google says that it will keep adding new languages in the future.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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