Google today has started rolling out an update to its iOS app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The update, the first significant update to come to the app in some amount of time, bumps it to version 7.0 and includes a handful of notable new features.
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First off, you can now say “Ok Google” while on any webpage to get detailed answers about whatever topic your researching. For instance, you could say “Ok Google, where was he born?” while reading an article about Paul George. You could also say “Ok Google, how far away is this place?” while reading about a restaurant or shopping location.
Next up, the Google app on iOS now includes more detailed local search results, including improved quick facts like hours, pricing, and location. Finally, there’s also now support for copy and past from anywhere within the app.
- Say “Ok Google” and ask a question while on any web page to get smart answers about what you are looking at. Try saying “Ok Google, where was he born” while reading an article about William Shakespeare
- More detailed local search results
- Copy and paste from anywhere in the app