Google Now is a bit of enigma to most users. The more you use it, the more you kind of want to go back and check it out. With a Nexus 5 is my primary device, personally, I have never used Google Now as much as I am using it off late. The service is easily accessible and by basically lying on my desktop home screen, I find myself using Google Now to do things like setting up reminders which I would never use it so far. And this is exactly why, bringing Google Now to perhaps every device that runs Android Jelly Bean and beyond could work great.
Recently, Google updated Google Now to add a feature that it’s close competitor Siri has always had. The ability to call your contacts, has finally come to Google Now, and this is how you can go about and do that.
Make sure you have the latest version of Google Search on your device and have Google Now actually enabled. The latest version of Google Now at the time of writing this post on Nexus 5 is 18.104.22.1689776.arm. So, basically if you have this or any version beyond this of Google Search, you will be good to go.
You must activate and allow Google Now to read your contacts. To do that, just use the keyword, “Call xxx” where xxx can be replaced by any particular name. This will prompt a dialogue box which would ask you to allow Google Now the ability to read the contacts, agree to it and you are in.
Once you have given Google Now the permission to read contacts from your phonebook, go ahead and hit the microphone and ask Google Now to call anyone from your phonebook and watch the magic unfold.
In my short use of the service, it picked the Indian accent very well and there was no problem using the service. It was quick and very accurate. However, in case of discrepancy, for example there being two numbers for the contact or there being more than one contact with the same name, Google Now does give you an option to pick which is the exact one that you wish to call to make sure you are not left with an egg on your face.