There are a ton of reasons why folks love their Android gadgets. Sure, any tablet or smartphone can use the Internet, look up email and stream movies and music. But Android's system allows much more customization than other operating systems, like Apple's iOS for iPads and iPhones.
Plus, lots of different manufacturers make and sell Android gadgets in a range of price points and options. It seems like every day a new Android smartphone hits the market. Between Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola and the four major carriers, smartphone shoppers looking for high-quality handsets with Android have lots of choices.
But Apple stepped up the game with its voice-controlled personal assistants, Siri. It understands what you're asking and returns prompt information you need to know. It gets a lot of press, but Siri isn't the only mobile virtual assistant in town.
Android fans, don't despair, you too have an option for a voice-controlled assistant, even if you didn't know it. It's called Google Now, and we're going to tell you how to get it and what it can do to make your life easier.