Google Now On Tap: What Is It And Why Are Android M Users Going Gaga Over It?

Google Now On Tap: What Is It And Why Are Android M Users Going Gaga Over It?
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Google Now On Tap is a feature that has come to devices with Android Marshmallow. So, if you have updated your current operating system or have purchased any of the latest Nexus devices, then you must be familiar with this feature. For others, here is what you need to know about “Google Now On Tap.”


We can say that this new feature is a combination of Siri and Touch ID. In a review written for Wall Street Journal, Joanna Stern wrote, “Improvements to Siri and other predictive elements in iOS 9 mean you get what you need faster, but Google’s got Apple beat with its nuclear weapon, Google Now on Tap. It brings together so many of Google’s talents, including crowd-sourced intelligence, that it’s hard to imagine how Apple could match it.”

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How does Google Now on Tap work?

To launch Google Now on Tap, you have to press and hold the home button. This feature works with every app, may it be pre-installed apps like weather, news, directions or apps as personal as text messages, emails, etc. When you bring up Google Now on Tap while working with any app, this feature will suggest you logical steps like note an appointment in the calendar.

Just like Siri, Google Now on Tap accepts Voice Commands. All you need to do is say, “Okay, Google” to alert your device. Then you may ask Google whatever you want to. It’s nothing else than voice-activated Google Search. So feel free to ask Google anything you want to.

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Experts believe that this Android M feature can kill Apple in the coming years. If it is getting popular within a few days of release, and even when it is not yet available to each and every smartphone user, then we must say, this feature is here to create history.