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More Google Now features for Nexus 5 on November 13

While this information has not been confirmed by Google yet, it seems the Nexus 5 will get new features thanks to the Android KitKat update scheduled for November 13.

While most reviews and benchmarks praise the Nexus 5 as the best Android device available on the market today it seems there is always room for improvement, as recent reports claim that an update scheduled for November 13 will bring more Google Now features, including the ability to ask questions when issued voice commands.

Since Google Nexus 5 is more focused on Google Search services than any other Nexus device, the new features rumored to come with the update expected to arrive on November 13 should not be surprising. These are some of the highlights of KitKat's next update:

  • Google Now apps search and launching based on location
  • The voice assistant can answer back to commands received and ask for basic details
  • Cards dropping more frequent in Google Now using location cues
  • The new "Google Experience Launcher" could remain a Nexus 5 exclusive

Most of the features mentioned above allow the smartphone to speed up Internet searches aimed at performing actions. For example, when searching for a cinema an option in the results should allow you to buy tickets for a movie, while Google Now cards can provide even more information than before (displaying geyser times at Yellowstone for example, a case mentioned by Wired's Mathew Honan in his detailed Google Nexus 5 review).

If these rumors are true, Google should announce this update to Android KitKat next week, so stay tuned for more information.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11- 8 (Update: 2013-11- 9)