google-now-relationshipAt last, Google Now will enable you to refer to people by relationship whenever you want to make a voice call or a text, which is a good thing actually. For those who have tried to make use of Google Now voice commands in the past, you would run into limitations of voice commands if you want to call someone with a more unique name. Basically, not everyone has a name that is easy for the voice command system to understand, but you can be sure that voice recognition is moving in the right direction. Well, Google has introduced the ability for Google Now understand your referral to other contacts by relationship, thanks to the relationship descriptor. This would mean you are able to say, “Call dad” or “Text my wife”, and it will do so.


There is one caveat though, it does not seem as though one is able to edit the choices made, but I am quite sure that this is no big deal to fix if it holds true. Apart from that, some issues that are common to Siri also happens here – with “mom”, you are able to refer to that person as “mother”, too, but it will not recognize “mommy” or “mummy”. Short forms like “bro” and “sis” do not work, either. [G+ Page]

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