CNET News Video: Google redesigns mobile search
About Video Share (0) Transcript Contact us
CNET News Video: Google redesigns mobile search6:13 /
Google's Hugo Barra demos a brand-new search experience for Android at the company's Google I/O conference in San Francisco. The service, dubbed "Google Now," offers new voice search and better integration between browsing and navigation.
From the very beginning enjoyed had searched at its core. With -- -- that we took a hard look at search and we designed from the ground up. First a new -- Second. Faster and more natural voice search and third a new feature we're calling Google now. Let's start with the new you -- Last month we introduced the knowledge -- in Google search. The goal is for Google to understand that the word to use when your search and not just words but real things in the real world. In -- anywhere using the power of the knowledge -- to show you search result in a new richer way. For example if you wanna know what movies Angelina Jolie has started and we'll show it -- -- Or if you ask how much the birth weights you'll see an answer like that's. -- searching for the weather in New York -- -- -- -- -- with the weekly forecast if you wanna find a nearby Starbucks will shall we look hard with a quick map. Of some stores close to you shortcut taken Google Maps. Now let's sort of what we've done with voice search. You know sometimes -- run guest speaker search queries or ask a question. Intending to voice search is much faster it's also better understanding natural language -- speaks answers back to you. Using the power -- the knowledge -- Let's go to the device initially -- renal. What -- show with a few more examples you can talk. At -- time and ask a few questions and Google were found. Who is the prime minister of Japan. -- the prime minister of Japan is -- he ended -- -- -- -- -- We'll try another one. What is the definition of robot. -- the machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. It's pretty appropriate. Try another. -- how tall as the Space Needle. They -- it 604 feet tell. Okay you can give it one more track. Pa show me pictures of pygmy -- assess. That's great. Now notice that. If you go back to the result if you swipe away that cards. There's a wealth of additional information from the web on pygmy mammoth that -- up as I'm sure you know what the smallest monkeys in the world. At Google will always give you web search results. -- all of your questions. Thanks -- let's go back to flights. The third part of the new Android search experience. Is called who will now. Today's Smartphones are powerful they can do pretty much anything you -- searched the web view directions traffic -- anything. But Smartphones are only as Smart as you tell them -- -- relying on you to do everything. You have to interest search queries have the typing history yet and you have to ask where traffic -- particulate -- But with Google now that starts to change. Who now get through just the right information at just the right time and all of happens automatically. -- we do this. If you choose to -- now uses things like your search history your location history and your calendar to figure out what information you might need and win. Let's see if you examples on -- Traffic. Google now figures out when you could -- you commute from home to work and back. -- been telling you how long the commute -- your usual route is going to be. And it'll give you a faster route if there's a lot of traffic. Next public transit when you're near a bus stop were on the platform at a subway station. Will now -- you when the next bus or train will -- -- Google now we shall you bars restaurants and places of interest around you as you walk down the street. And when you're in a restaurant trying to figure out what to order Google now will tell you what's with that restaurant is best known for. Next appointment. When you have a calendar event Google now will help you get there on time. For example if you normally take the bus to get around. Google now -- tell you when to leave based on how long it'll take you to walk to the bus stop. When the next bus arrives and how long that bus -- will take. So we get there on time. Okay. If you have an upcoming flight that you've searched for. -- now keeps you up to date on the status it tells you which terminal to go to. Any updates you if there's a delay all automatically. Sports -- now keeps you updated on your favorite sports teams in real time. You'll see scores and upcoming games. And the best part -- you don't need to set up your favorite teams. You've already done that by searching for them on Google. Trouble. Google now knows when you're traveling. And you for travelling internationally who will now we'll keep you interactive cards -- currency conversion and translation. It also conveniently tells you what time it is back home. --