One of the big features of the Google app on Android and iOS is its voice search capability, which lets you say “Ok Google” and then ask it a question. Now that app is getting better.
Google is improving its Google app to better understand complex questions. The improvements will enable the app to parse different parts of a question to understand exactly what you want to know. For example, the Google app can now answer questions like “What was the US population when Bernie Sanders was born?” and “Who was the US President when the Angels won the World Series?”
The Google app is also now better at understanding superlatives like “tallest” and “largest”, ordered items, and specific points in time. Now you can ask Google things like “Who are the tallest Mavericks players?” and “What songs did Taylor Swift record in 2014?” and get answers from Google.
These are some solid improvements to the Google app that make it easier for you to search using your voice and natural language and enable the app to actually answer you rather than just offering a Google search. Sure, you may not perform searches like “What are the largest Texas cities by population?” very often, but for the one or two times that you do, Google can now give you a legit answer.
This update should be taking place on Google’s end, meaning that you don’t need to do anything to get the improvements.