“OK Google, how long is this river?” “What are this shop’s hours?” and “how tall is it?” Phrases like these may be being uttered shortly by you as Google is rolling out location aware searches to some users as we speak according to xda.
As usual, there’s no rhyme nor reason to why you’ll get this feature several days after your friend who bought their phone at the same time as you. It’ll just happen. This is of course assuming you’ve allowed Google to access your location data.
With some of Google’s other initiatives of tieing voice input in Google Now to applications you can bet commands like “what good bars are around here” will somehow get tied into the review app of your choice.
The announcement and demonstration was made yesterday in Paris, although in typical Google fashion there’s no timetable, few details, it just will get there when it gets there.
One of the commands “call this conference center,” resulted in dialing the info desk
Hopefully soon we’ll be able to ask Google what’s on the menu of restaurants you’re next to, or get the history of a building you’re in, or find out exactly how much that puppy in the window is and whether it’s for sale or not.