Google’s Search App for iOS Updated, Now Adds Siri-Like Voice Capabilities

Google today updated its iOS App adding many new and exciting features. In terms of the UI, this is a huge upgrade. The interface is now much cleaner and more usable. The App is now also updated for the iPhone 5’s longer display.

Here is everything that is new –

“Updated for the iPhone 5
Improved Voice Search
✓ Simply say what you want and get results without typing.
✓ Faster and significantly improved voice recognition with text streamed on the fly.
✓ Get answers spoken directly back to you with web results tailored to your questions.”

Just like Siri, you can now ask Google questions using voice and the App will speak back to you.

Here are the types of questions that you can ask –

Weather: [ What’s the weather like tomorrow morning? ]
Locations: [ Where’s the nearest gas station? Is there a pharmacy nearby? What’s a good place for sushi? ]
Flight status: [ When does United Airlines flight 900 depart? ]
Time: [ What time is it in London? ]
Events: [ When is sunset? When is Passover? When are the Olympics? ]
Math: [ What’s 15% of 47 dollars and 44 cents? What is the square root of 2209? ]
Translation: [ How do you say cucumber in Spanish? ]
Sports: [ Did the Giants win? When is the Red Sox game? ]
Finance: [ How is the S&P 500 doing today? ]
Trivia: [ How tall is the tallest building in the world? ]
Conversions: [ How many dollars is 2600 rupees? ]
Images [ Show me pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge ]

Get the App for free from here. It’s a great update.