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Google Now doesn’t need internet connection from now

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Nowadays people are depending on Google for each and every thing they need to know. This is the trend that is only being found in developing countries like India. But in developed countries like USA, people are depending on voice assistants that has been pre-installed on their smartphone instead of normal Google search.

The voice assistants like Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Google now etc become an inevitable part of a normal smartphone user. Because this voice assistants do have the answer for all our queries and we, the users doesn’t have to open up search engines like google and yahoo each and every time for our needs. Voice assistants are one touch farther  and do the same purpose. Other than search engines the voice assistants are more perfect on the application level. For example, it shows us the results for almost everything based on our queries like What’s the age of Obama? Where do we get better Chinese food? etc and all we have to do is ask loudly and clearly.

Currently, what voice assistants do is that they simply convert our voice to certain commands and search for the answers in Google automatically. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the scientific reason behind the operation of voice assistants.

Though they have many potentials the biggest limitation of all these voice assistants is that they require an internet connection to work.

Google has already started to overcome this limitation.

Most of us know that, all the latest version of android OS has pre-installed Google Now voice assistant and the latest version of Android that is the Marshmallow updated has a latest voice assistant called ‘Now on Tap’. which had gained many audience within few days. As already said earlier google is developing to work voice assistant without internet.

Google has recently announced a report for using artificial intelligence without internet. They have also displayed the research procedures that they are doing to develop this into real.

For this purpose, Google has stored conversations that have a total duration of 2000 hours for analyzing each and every command that has recorded in the voice assistant, This includes the voice records from different people with different ages among different countries.

Other than that they also seeked the help of YouTube for getting the most commonly searched word phrases.

The tone and speed of each command will be stored and it will be installed on the voice assistant application so that they can work on almost every commands without any data or internet connection. The interesting thing is that the app is only 20.3 MB of size and can work based on our needs. Google also claims that the new application can work 7 times faster that the previous versions.

This offline voice assistant can do all the jobs that doesn’t need internet. For example, if we need to send a mail to a specific person, tell the details of that specific person to the voice assistant and the email will be automatically drafted. This process doesn’t need an internet connection. As soon as the mobile data or wi-fi connection is turned on the email will be automatically send.

There are many other functions that can be done by the coming version of Google’s new voice assistant. The new application will be launched from the next android update onwards. Let’s hope for the best. Just have a look athe below section to get a more clear picture of what can be done with Google Now voice assistant.

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List of Google Now voice commands


List of Okay Google voice commands
In case the graphic is not displayed correctly or you want to copy some commands, here’s the list in text form:
General Commands

    “Search for [chicken recipes]?”
    “Say [where is the supermarket] in [Spanish]?”
    “What is [Schrodinger’s cat]?”
    “Who invented [the internet]?”
    “What is the meaning of [life]?”
    “Who is married to [Ben Affleck]?”
    “Stock price of [Apple]”
    “Author of [Game of Thrones]”
    “How old is [Michael Jordan]?”
    “Post to Google+ [feeling great]”

Notes & Reminders

    “Remind me to [buy milk] at [5 PM]”
    “Remind me [when I get / next time I’m at] [home / work / other location] [to send an email to John]”
    “Wake me up in [5 hours]”
    “Note to self: [I parked my car in section D]”
    “Set alarm for [8 PM]”

Time & Date

    “What time is it in [Tokyo]?”
    “When is the sunset [in Chicago (optional)]”
    ”What is the time zone of [Berlin]”
    “Time at home”
    “Create a calendar event: [Dinner in New York] [Saturday at 8 PM]”


    “Call [Daniel]”
    “Call [mum / dad / wife / uncle / aunt …]”
    “Send [email] to Daniel, [Subject: Meeting], [Message: Will be there in 5]”
    “Send [SMS] to Philipp mobile, don’t forget to buy milk”
    ”[Contact name]”


    “Is it going to rain [tomorrow / Monday]”
    “What’s the weather in [Boston]?”
    “How’s the weather in [Portland] on [Wednesday] going to be?”

Maps & Navigation

    “Map of [Flagstaff]”
    “Show me the nearby [restaurant] on map”
    “Navigate to [Munich] on car”
    “How far is [Berlin] from [Munich]?”
    “Directions to [address / business name / other destination]”

While using Google Maps Navigation

“Okay Google, …”

    “…next step.” (Gives you details on your upcoming turn)
    “…mute / unmute.” (Mutes / unmutes voice nav)
    “…when will I get there?” (Gives your ETA)
    “…find gas stations.”
    “…exit navigation.”
    “…resume navigation.”
    “…show route overview.”
    “…show alternate routes.”

Conversions & Calculations

    “What is the tip for [125] dollars?”
    “Convert [currency / length …] to [currency / length …]”
    “How much is [18] times [48]?”
    “What is [45] percent of [350]?”
    “Square root of [81]”
    “….. equals”


    “How are [the New York Yankees] doing?”
    “When is the next [Los Angeles Lakers] game?”
    “Show me the [Premier League] table”
    “Did [Bayern Munich] win their last game?”

Flight Information

    “Flight [AA 125]?”
    “Flight status of [AA 125]”
    “Has [LH 210] landed?”
    “When will [AA 120] land / depart?”

Web Browsing

    “Go to [Huffington Post]?”
    “Open []”
    “Show me []”
    “Browse to []”


    “Listen to / play [Intro] by [The XX]?”
    “YouTube [fail compilation]?”
    “Who acted in [Ocean’s 11]?”
    “Who is the producer of [Gladiator]?”
    “When was [Alien] released?”
    “Runtime of [Avatar]”
    “Listen to TV”
    “What’s this song?”

Drive / Nest Integration

    “Search for [document name] on Drive.”
    “Set the temperature to [72] degrees.”

Custom Voice Actions (3rd party app control)

    Flixster: “Show me Inception on Flixster.”
    Instacart: “Show instacart availability.”
    NPR One: “Listen to NPR.”
    Shazam: “Shazam this song.”
    TripAdvisor: “Show attractions near me on TripAdvisor.”
    TuneIn Radio: “Open TuneIn in car mode.”
    Walmart: “Scan my receipt on Walmart.”
    Wink: “Activate home mode on Wink.”

Many more commands with the app “Commandr“

    “Turn on/off flashlight” / “Flashlight on/off”
    “[Wifi / Bluetooth / GPS / Wireless Hotspot] on/off.”
    “Lock phone”

Easter Eggs

    “Do a barrel roll”
    “What’s the loneliest number?”
    “Make me a sandwich!”
    “Sudo make me a sandwich!”
    “When am I?”
    “Okay Jarvis, …” (Instead of “Okay Google, …”)
    “Who are you?”
    “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”
    “Beam me up, Scotty!”
    “Tilt” or “Askew”
    “What is your favorite color?”
    “Up up down down left right left right”
    “Tea, Earl Grey, hot” (That’s a tricky one)
    “Go go gadget [app name]”
    “When does the narwhal bacon?”
    “What is the Bacon number of [random actor]?”
    “What does the fox say?”

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