“Now On Tap” – so called Google a search, the contents recognizes on the mobile phone screen. This function is now available in German language.
“The Android users use many different apps and content and sometimes you need a quick answer to what you’re watching on the screen,” said Behshad Behzadi, chief engineer at Google in Zurich, told ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS.COM. To date, one must then inconvenient to copy the contents to the clipboard and paste it into another app to search. “Now takes over, Now On Tap ‘by pressing the Home button just long.” Example of a search by voice: “Who is the singer?” Now On Tap identifies the name of the band in the music player and displays the Reply.
Now On Tap: Search out of every app
Possible function basically in every app that you use on your phone. Pressing and holding the Home button for more, a white frame around the current screen contents will be displayed for a moment – then the search results will appear on “On Tap Now”.”That may be about a restaurant whose name appears in a recent chat or the artist whose album you have currently open in the music player,” Behzadi said.
This information provides Now On Tap
Below are the so-called information cards that lie on the current screen content. In these maps, there are small icons that you can tap – about to see a map with the location of the restaurant, or right to call there. Detects “Now On Tap” in addition to a local and a date, it provides the option of entering an appointment in Calendar. “For this is a far-reaching understanding of natural language needed,” said Behzadi, “also about a meaningful title for the appointment to propose.”
Text recognition, image search follows
To make the search with “Now On Tap” available, by the way, only the text will be recognized on the screen, sent via a data link to Google for analysis of content. Images can not be so far recognized and evaluated by “Now On Tap”. “But we are working,”