Google has been working on a new and much more improved virtual assistant that has been dubbed Google Assistant. Well, this is supposed to debut with Android 7.0 Nougat, with some reports adding that it is just an upgraded version of the current Google Now.
While this could be possible, the latest update suggests otherwise. Apparently, the search engine giant is still heavily focused on keeping Google Now alive. Reports just coming in claim that the company will be adding updates to the digital assistant that will make it even more personalized. Rather than Google monitoring your entire search history and other things, the revised Google Now will be able to ask questions and even act with respect to specific commands.
If the latest reports are to be believed, the new Google Now app will be able to display information that is relevant to the specific requests placed by the user. In fact, there is even a name for this feature and it is Explore Interests.
At the moment, Google Now offers very generic information that includes things like maps, sports updates, traffic jams, weather reports, and so on. The user is, however, in control of what information shows up via this platform. As for the new Google Now or rather Explore Interests, the feature has been designed in a way that it captures this information in a more personalized manner. Users will be able to receive the news they desire most without adding any unnecessary bits of information.
According to sources, the new Explore Interests in Google Now has a number of sections, for instance, movies, sports, TV shows and so on. It is also possible to check out trending topics within your geographical region. As at the time of this writing, the updated Google Now app is still in beta and it means that only a section of people can access it, probably. While there is no official communication from Google regarding the matter just yet, an inside source says that the testing process is indeed in the works.