May, 21 2014

Google Search Now Voice actions timer update

Praise be to the Android gods. In what appears to be a background update to Google Search for Android, speaking the voice command “Ok Google, set timer for _” will now actually set a timer — not an alarm.

It sounds small, but for the longest time Google Search would open up the Clock app, and set an alarm rather than the timer already built in. We’re not sure how long this has been in effect, but we’re happy it’s finally been addressed before Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Thanks, Tito!

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