Besides fixing Google Experience Launcher on tablets and adding some new cards, the new Google Search update has another trick up its sleeve - it will now hold a conversation with you to perform certain functions, and talks to you in a new way.

Basically, you can now start with very general voice commands like "send a message." The microphone will then turn into a white speaker on a blue circle, indicating that Search is responding to you. It will ask "Who do you want to send the message to?" Then it's your turn. Say a name, and Search will ask what the message should say. When you're all done, it will show you the message and ask if it should send. Say yes and you're set.

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Search will also talk back to you when placing a call to someone with multiple numbers. Just tell it to call someone, and it will ask "Mobile" or "Home," as the case may be.

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It's unclear if the new paradigm works for other commands, but it works like a charm for placing calls and sending messages or emails. If the update hasn't hit your device yet, just head over to our initial coverage for the download.

via Ars Technica