Google app — Search made just for mobile
By Google, Inc.
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The best of Google in one app. Say “Ok Google” and find everything from nearby restaurants to the calories in cheesecake. Google also shows you the info you need before you ask, like updates on your favorite teams and traffic alerts.
Talk instead of type:
• Say “Ok Google” then ask a question*
• Google will speak the answer aloud
Ask Google to help you do things:
• “What are good restaurants nearby?”
• “Where is my package?”
Get Google Now cards and notifications:
• Start your morning with weather, news & traffic
• Get updates on sports, movies & events
More about the Google app: http://www.google.com/search/about
* requires iPhone 4s or later
What's New in Version 16.0
Bug fixes and performance improvements. If you are having trouble completing searches due to internet connectivity errors, please try updating to iOS 9.3.2. We’ve also fixed a bug that caused audio being played over bluetooth to stop when users opened the app.
We are always working to make the app faster and more stable. If you are enjoying the app, please consider leaving a review or rating!
Still Hiccups In Dictation
This is a terrific app which I recommend without reservation. But for the past several months, Google has unexplainably struggled with its dictation, with accuracy far below that of Apple's own service. On top of that, it will cut you off in the middle of your query, or remain listening long after you are done speaking. The workaround is simple enough: tap the query field once to bring up the keyboard and use Apple Dictation for your query.
Google used to have 100% spot-on dictation so this is frustrating, but it is still an must-have app that deserves to be on the front page of your mobile device.
Best search. Lame app
You can't deny Google has the best search results. And using this app is much faster than searching in the Safari address box. But Google's refusal to implement the most common iOS conventions is annoying and petty. Of particular frustration to me is the lack of back & forward browsing by swiping on the screen. So much so that I'll probably end up deleting this app and going back to Safari's address box. It might take a little bit longer to get a search going; but since I want to continue browsing well after I get my results the overall experience will be a lot better for me in Safari.
Opens fast. Generally works fast. Can't go forward, only back.
Needs work but Google regularly updates and improves it. It's evolving to a browser. Every browser needs a forward key, not just a back key like this is limited to. Needs work. Its voice search is pretty good.
This is what Google Chrome for iOS ought to be: ability to open quickly, always-available "OK Google" voice-activated voice search.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jun 21, 2016
- Version: 16.0
- Size: 89.9 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2016 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.