NowNow app for jailbroken iPhones, iPads allows users to replace Siri with the Google Search app’s new and improved voice search feature for iOS devices.
Last last month Google rolled out a 2.5 version of its Google Search app for the iPhone and iPad that it says offers even faster and more accurate voice recognition technology then ever before.
It dubbed it the “most advanced” voice search app for iOS devices, and now, thanks to a new Cydia tweak for jailbroken iPhones, iPads, and iPods (easy-to-follow guide here), users can take things a step further by replacing Siri entirely with Google Voice Search.
“NowNow is especially useful for older devices and firmwares that don’t support Siri,” says the developer, Nick Frey.
It’s also a bit more useful for devices that do support Siri thanks to its visibly faster voice recognition software, and much more thorough and relevant search results.
And unlike Siri, Google Search will read the results aloud!
NowNow also users choose any Activator gesture they wish to initiate Google voice search from anywhere on the device (Settings > NowNow > Activation Methods), though it is recommended to use the Short Hold home button method for the best effect.
NowNow requires the latest version of the Google Search app installed from the App Store. No additional icons are added to the home screen.
So how do you get it up and running? It’s easy.
1. Jailbreak your iOS device (if you haven’t already).
2. Open the Cydia app on your Springboard.
3. Search for NowNow (or use this link).
4. Restart your Springboard.
5. Go to Settings > NowNow > Activation Methods and choose an activation method (short Hold home button method recommended).
And best of all? NowNow is absolutely free. If you try NowNow let me know which you think is better – Siri or Google Voice – in the comments section below.
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