Google has finally released Android 6.0, also known a Marshmallow. This exciting update includes things like Google's Android Pay mobile wallet, a more refined look, and a number of other tweaks to the operating system. But there's one feature in particular that's getting everyone excited.
That feature is Google Now on Tap. You might already be familiar with Google Now as the Android personal assistant equivalent to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. Google Now feature that brings you the most important information to you like weather, sports, traffic, package deliveries, flight itineraries, news stories and much more. Learn more about Google Now and how to get the most out of it.
Now on Tap is an upgrade that makes Google Now even more useful. It can give you suggestions for more information based on whatever app or site you're using at the moment.
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To use Now on Tap, just press and hold the home button and you'll see a white line go across the screen indicating that Google is analyzing the items on your screen. It then brings up important information on the Internet that correlates with what's displayed on your Android.
Now on Tap will pull up information about movies, shows, sports events, people, places and other relevant topics. If you're using voice search, you can do things like have a restaurant listing on the screen and simply say "find this" and Google Now will know what you're talking about.
If you have the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or a Nexus Player, you should be able to upgrade to Android 6.0 and try out Now on Tap right now. If you have any other Android gadget, you can see if the Android Marshmallow update is available by going to Settings>>System Updates>>Check for new system update.
Your Android may not be eligible for the Marshmallow update just yet, or at all if it's an older gadget. Whether or not you get it will depend on your gadget manufacturer and carrier.