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“Now On Tap” is Android’s Coolest Feature in a Long Time

At Google I/O 2015 conference, Google debuted an early build of Now on Tap, Google’s new mind reader context-based search feature that looks like the coolest Android feature in a long period of time.


And this feature will be available in upcoming Android M. Now on Tap is a new way to search content inside apps automatically. So, when you’re in an app, you have to hold down the home button and then Now on Tap starts its magic. Your phone’s Android will figure out the content on the screen and then perform a Google Now search. While the usual search results brings back a list of links, Now on Tap brings back organized information for you. Let us suppose you are chatting with a friend and it mentions the movie Tomorrowland and if you hold the home button, a tiny card will pop up from the screen-bottom with information about the movie from the web and apps like IMDb.



In one more example if you are chatting with your loved one and he/she said today i would like to dine Mexican Food, how about to take dinner at Reposado (For example). When you hold Home Button it will auto scan your text and pick up the place Reposado and show you related results like on Google Map etc.



So as seen on Android M, Now on Tap is an intuitive search that works with apps – actually all apps – and you will have to never leave the app window and open the browser to search your query. Now on Tap is like your phone’s digital eye that reads your screen and brain to give you the desired result.

This feature is the coolest one which will make your life easier and does things just by thinking. You also have a full control of these suggestions whether you want to choose them or ignore. This feature in Android M is the most exciting part of the next iteration of Google’s Android OS and it surely has the capability to take Google’s personal assistant far past Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

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