News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 14, 2014.
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The Google Search application for iPhone and iPad devices has been updated to be smart enough to answer follow-up questions. Google Search 4.0 now includes a conversational component that's capable of performing searches based on a previous inquiry. For instance, one can ask Google to provide a weather forecast, and then ask "How about this weekend?" and Google will show a weekend forecast as well. Asking "How about Miami?" will show the weather report for that city instead of your current location. You can also ask how old is LeBron James and then if he is older than Kevin Durant. Google will recognize that "he" refers to James and then perform a search query on the question "Is LeBron James older than Kevin Durant?"
Android users have been able to do this for a while, but this marks the first time that iOS users get the conversational style search option. Another addition to Search for iOS is the addition of new Google Now cards for cricket, improvement in search speed, and more article suggestions on topics, trips, and blogs that users read.9to5 Mac
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