While we suspect a good amount of you have never had the chance to use Google Now, what with it only be available on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean — it looks like the folks at Popular Science really like it. In fact, they have recently dubbed Google Now as the “Innovation of the Year.” As to the reasoning here, it was noted that Google Now is “the first virtual assistant that truly anticipates your needs.” Of course, as pointed out by Popular Science, you do have to opt in. But otherwise, for many using an Android device — Google already has the items (location, calendar, contacts) necessary to make for a good virtual assistant. And for those still fighting the fight for mobile operating systems and believing your choice is better, it was also said that “voice interfaces like Siri seem outdated by comparison.” Anyway, that aside, the Google+ account for Android recently ran a short Q&A with Baris Gultekin, Andrew Kirmse and Ben Gomes. And for those not familiar with those names, they all played a part in building Google Now.
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