Google today announced a new Google Now feature: setting and referring to relationships for your Android contacts. Instead of scrolling through your contacts, or referring to them by their name, you can now just say “Ok Google, call Mom” or “OK Google, send a text to my wife.”
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I don’t have a wife, but when I asked Google to “call my wife” it prompted me to pick a contact that would then be set under that term. Unfortunately, when I tried setting someone up as “Captain Awesome,” it wouldn’t let me and simply performed a Web search. This is separate from the Google Search for Android update released just last week, which added smarter time-to-leave cards as well as the “OK, Google” hotword option in the UK and Canada.
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