Google Now is being taken to the next level today. Meanwhile, Huawei announces an important event to come and Sprint is getting ready to bash on AT&T and Verizon during the big game!
Google Now has been great so far. It can work with other Google apps and pulls up information from your main services. A lot of information lives outside of the realms of Google, though, in the third-party apps we love so much. Wouldn’t it be great if Google Now could give us cards from those apps?
The Search Giant has made this possible with its latest update to the Google app. Google has been working with over 30 developers to bring you Google Now cards support from 40 apps. This means Google will no longer be alone in your long stream of cards!
Supported apps include Lyft, eBay, Walgreens, Ford, Waze, Zillow, Hootsuite and more. Check out Google’s support page to see the whole list.
Opinion: It took them long enough! As they say, though – it’s better late than never. I use very few of these apps, but I am looking forward to seeing more developers join the game. Only then will the true power of Google Now be unleashed.
Huawei is never a huge player at MWC, and this year they are sticking to that habit by only bringing some wearable devices. Meanwhile, they are holding an event on April 15th in London, where they will show their next Ascend P high-end iteration – the P8.
Huawei didn’t dive too deep into the details, but we know the Ascend P8 will keep the same slim design language its predecessors have touted. There will be some slight changes, though, as Huawei VP Jie Jinjin states slimness shouldn’t force us to sacrifice on other functions. Apparently the camera will also be a big topic at the event.
Opinion: Huawei makes awesome high-end phones. Sadly, we never see them in the USA. Will this change? Well, Huawei has a powerful following in Europe and Asia. In fact, that is why they have their announcement over there. They do well in the low-end market here, and that’s probably enough for them.
Sprint hasn’t been doing very well lately, but they are working hard to bring back their game… at the big game. The carrier has released a video in which they tease their Superbowl commercial in a funny way.
Sprint acts as though it will be apologizing to Verizon and AT&T during the 3rd quarter of the Superbowl, this Sunday. Somehow we doubt that is their true intentions, though. I guess we will have to wait and see!
Opinion: This seems like an attempt to follow a philosophy closer to that of T-Mobile, which, under the leadership of John Legere, lets go of no opportunity to call out the competition. Who will be watching the game? Keep an eye open for this one.