Now on Tap Check which devices are compatible with the service in English

Apparently, Google released on Thursday (12/5) an update that makes Now on Tap finally have support for the Brazilian Portuguese. In addition, the feature has adopted a name more familiar to Brazilians: around here, it is now called Google Now one-touch. Learn more below at the support section in Portuguese.

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Portuguese support

Reader Luan Santos (whom we greatly appreciate his help) sent us images that indicate that Now on Tap has finally had support for the Brazilian Portuguese. This gives the feature a new name: Google Now one-touch, as shown in the image below. The version that brings this update to

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Searches can now be done in Portuguese / Luan Santos

So from now on, the user here will search Google Now for contextual searches in our language. Before, for those who had access to the service, it was necessary to dictate the instructions in other languages, mostly in English or Spanish. And remember that the devices must have Android Marshmallow 6.0 and version 5.12 of the Google Search application.

Google releases first Google Now compatible devices list at a touch

Google has officially released Now's one-touch Portuguese support on Friday and has also released the list of devices that can initially upgrade. Just them:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, S7 and S7 Edge;
  • Sony Xperia Z5 series, Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3 +;
  • Moto X (2nd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G (3rd generation);
  • LG G4

The company said third-party smartphones are already in the testing phase to support the feature, and initially Google Now One Touch works best on the following themes.:

  • Restaurants: Find restaurants and other points of interest that were mentioned on screen.
  • Music: Find out more about the artist and music you're listening to without leaving the app.
  • Movies: Check out reviews and cast information from any screen that mentions a movie name.
  • People: Find out more about famous people and celebrities in the press.

Gradually, as it works with the search engine, the tool will understand the user's search logic and will deliver results more in line with what you are looking for..

An official Google support page already provides information on changes to the new feature release..

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What does Google Now feature at one touch?

"Now on Tap" is a software feature that works from Android version 6.0. Using it it is possible to make a contextual search based on the information found on the mobile screen.

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By pressing the "Home" button Now on Tap scans the screen and provides context-based information. / ANDROIDPIT
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How does Google Now One Touch work?

By long-pressing the home button on the device, the system will scan the data that appears on the screen and then offer different options for user interaction. So if you get an invitation to lunch via SMS or email, using Now on Tap options such as restaurant location, map of how to get to it or even the option to add a new event to your calendar will appear on the screen. .

And that simply cuts more than half the work you would normally have to do the same actions.

Practical example

Imagine you have been invited to the movies, and want more information about the movie before responding positively or negatively. With Now on Tap enabled, simply press the "home" button and information about the movie will appear on the screen, as well as the movie schedule and the addition of the event to your calendar.

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Use Now on Tap to search for information on movies, restaurants, books, music and more … / ANDROIDPIT
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How to have Google Now one-touch on your phone

Please note that the one-touch Google Now feature is only available for devices running Android 6.0 or higher. To count on the function, the first thing you need to have is the updated version of Google apps:

Install on Google Play

Once you download the app from Google, go to the service settings and enable the Google Now one-touch option.

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And, have you managed to use "Google Now one touch" in all your glory? Let us know more about your first impressions of the service in the comments below.

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