Google Now update brings search parameters, yoga poses

Searching through Google and doing yoga poses may not have much in common with each other, but if you’re using Google Now, those are the two things that you can now get, once you’ve updated to the latest version. Well, sort of. If you’re already on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, then you’ll be able to see the new search parameters. And if you’re just starting to do yoga, then you might have to rely on Google Now to help you with several of those poses.

A commenter on Reddit showed that after you’ve updated to the latest Google Now (that is, if you’re already on Android 6.0 Marshmallow), then you’ll see new things once you click the search box when you’re on the launcher. You’ll see “Recent searches”, “What’s Hot”, and “Nearby”. The first one of course shows you what you’ve been searching for through Google. So if you did look for something embarrassing previously, you might not want other people to see it. The “What’s Hot” button shows you what are the top searches on the search giant, while “Nearby” allows you to look for restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, even ATMs near you.


And if your New Year’s resolution is to exercise more, or at least start doing yoga, you will now have search cards on your Google Now launcher, which will give you the details on basic yoga poses. Not only will it show you pictures, but it will also the preparatory and follow-up poses so you don’t need an actual instructor. For now. Remember, these are just guides to help you and should not replace actual teachers or more detailed apps.

For the latter one, you don’t need to be on Marshmallow to get it, but the feature is still just slowly rolling it out to users. As for the former feature, you’d just have to wait to enjoy it when your OEM or carrier starts giving the Marshmallow update.

VIA: Reddit, Engadget

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