Google is still the champion when it comes to search, but their iOS app has lacked a lot of the neat features that you can use on Android. A big update to the Google Search app has fixed all that though and brought improved voice search capabilities to iOS.
The update is pretty significant for iPhone 5 users and can be downloaded free via the App Store. The biggest update to the app is that users can now can use natural language to control Google Search as well as listen to Google Search dictate the results of your query back to you.
Here’s the official release notes on the update:
“Updated for the iPhone 5
Improved Voice Search
✓ Simply say what you want and get results without typing.
✓ Faster and significantly improved voice recognition with text streamed on the fly.
✓ Get answers spoken directly back to you with web results tailored to your questions.”
Google Search now functions in a similar way to Siri. You can ask questions like “What’s the weather like in San Francisco” and the app will pull up Google’s weather page for San Francisco.
To learn more about the types of questions you can ask Google Search just head over to the Google Search support site.