Last month 'OK Google' was implemented in YouTube
In the latest update, voice navigation tool 'OK Google' has been made available on Google Maps. In simple terms it means now users can just ask their smartphone to navigate, re-route or even change the place of destination by just sending in a voice command. This can be extremely useful while driving where earlier one had to spend considerable amount of time in typeing the destination or even change the route.
Not only this, this update brings full Google Now integration in to the Google Maps app. So one can also ask on what road he/she is driving. As of now, in the latest update Speech commands like "what's my ETA?, find gas stations, navigate to Starbucks and navigate to Home" are available and soon Google is expected to integrate more commands.
The 'OK Google' hot-word detection will work once the Google Maps app have been updated if by chance it's not then one can easily switch it on by going into the Settings menu and enable 'OK Google' option.
Google Maps have been recently revamped with a more user friendly user interface and have also added features like 'areas of interest' or 'places where there's a lot of activities and things to do' which can be useful in several situations. The areas of interest are usually shaded orange on the maps and the app asks if one wants to stop there.
Last month, we saw a similar 'OK Google' hot word recognition implementation in YouTube which was actually there for quite a while now. Google is slowly integrating its famous Google Assistant to most of its apps.
The week ended on a high note with the launch of much awaited OnePlus 3T smartphone.
The LG V20 is rumoured to be priced at Rs 54,999.
The device will be available for purchase starting 6th December 12 noon at Rs 9,999.
The Huawei Honor 6S is expected to unveiled in January 2017.
OnePlus 3T and Google Pixel share a lot of specifications yet the former is priced almost half the price of the latter.
Further, adding up to the information, Huawei has confirmed that Mate 8 and P9 are expected to get the Nougat update first.
Reliance Jio yesterday announced the Happy New Year Offer extending its free services till 31st March 2017.
The Galaxy J7 Prime smartphone was launched in September this year.
The smartphone is available from Amazon.
The South Korean giant unveiled the new Gear S3 lineup back in September at IFA 2016.