Google Now Available on Many Rooted Devices Now

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  • 08 Aug 2012
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  • One of the most praised features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is Google Now, the virtual personal assistant that’s even better than Siri. The sad thing is that only a handful of devices can get Google Now at the moment, those with Jelly Bean obviously. However, now the people with root on their devices and the know-how to tinker with devices can also get this service.

    The guys of the XDA forums published two flashable .zip files, that bring Google Now to quite a bunch of Ice Cream Sandwich devices. One version of the .zip offers the entire Google Now experience, with offline dictation and all of that and the other version is more stripped down, giving up offline dictation to save the system memory. This is probably done to help the feature work on poorer and older devices.

    The requirements for running Google Now are as easy as it comes: you need an ARMv7 device, have root and run ClockWorkMod Recovery, plus have Ice Cream Sandwich. With all the ICS ROMs out there, there will be no problem about that. If you want to know if you have an ARMv7 device, you can check out this list.

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    SOURCE: XDA Developers
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