While Amazon has kept its massive device cabinet Google announced some new ones today search functionsincluding security updates. You can read about how Google can help you remove sensitive information from a search engine here. But if you’re interested in some of the new, more interface-centric features that are coming to your smartphone, read on.
Google Maps will soon receive a major update that hopes the company will inspire you to keep using them to plan your adventures. If you’re heading to a new part of town, a feature called Neighborhood Vibe will help you get the ‘vibe’ of where you’re going by displaying user reviews while browsing the neighborhood. “To determine the climate of the neighborhood, we combine artificial intelligence with local knowledge from Google Maps users who add more than 20 million contributions to the map every day,” writes Google in its advertising blog.
Because if there is someone I trust to know what is where I live, then there are a few Online dating from crowdsourcing.
This feature will begin rolling out globally in the coming months for both Android and iOS, although you may see some traces of it right now. Tap on Explore when you’re in the area on Google Maps, it will show you the latest Local Guides reviews.
Google is finally pushing through the immersive view to Google Maps that this teased earlier this summer. Instead of dragging and panning across 2D Street View while trying to see what’s nearby, you can view photorealistic aerial representations of famous landmarks around the world in 3D and see where to enter your facility and nearby parking lots.
Admittedly, this is an effective way to ‘vibrate’ what landmarks look personally and what surrounds them. But it also competes with the feature added to Apple Maps last year.
The immersive Google Maps view will be rolled out in the coming months in select locations, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London. But as of today, you can update Google Maps on your smartphone to preview one of the 250 static aerial views that will appear in Immersive Mode. These views aren’t all of what you can do with this feature, but they’re a nice taste of what’s to come.
I updated Google Maps and had the chance to try the Oracle Park view in San Francisco, where the San Francisco Giants are playing. Aerial view is currently limited to panoramic video, not something to interact with. After all, when the fully immersive view is introduced this year, you’ll be able to interact with the three-dimensional area.
Finally, you will soon be able to use Live Preview Search. Much like being able to get walking directions in augmented reality, Live View Search will highlight things you can find, such as restaurants and ATMs – much like it would mark these places on a flat map. The skill will be available first in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.
Upcoming visual search improvements
Earlier this year, Google announced multisearch in Lens, a feature that will let you search for things using images and text. During the Search On event, Google updated us about this feature; will be available in over 70 languages in the next few months. The ability to “multi-search” by nearest location will also begin rolling out in English in the United States later this year.
Search Shortcuts are now being released slowly to iOS users to help you get the most out of Google. From today on iOS, update your Google search to see if the new search shortcuts have already been shared with you. The shortcuts are supposed to appear below the search bar in the Google iOS app. They offer suggestions for using Google, such as translating text with a camera. I cannot preview this feature on my iPhone 14 Pro Max running iOS 16.1 Beta yet, although I have updated the app.
Most of today’s Google search announcements weren’t completely unexpected given that the company teased most of what it was working on on Google I / O earlier this year. At least we know when we can expect these new search possibilities to appear on our smartphones.