Google is rolling out an update for its voice search feature that lets you ask your phone questions about nearby locations without providing specifics.

Standing in front of a restaurant? You can ask Google want time it opens without naming the restaurant. Want to know about a nearby river, museum, or building but don’t know it’s name? Google can help you with that.

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Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan attended an event in Paris where Google showed off the new features. Here are a few examples of things that you can ask with location-aware search:

  • What’s the name of this church?
  • When does this restaurant open?
  • How tall is this? (When standing in front of a tower)
  • What’s the name of this park?
  • How deep is this lake?
  • What’s the name of this creek?
  • How long is this river?

Want to call the front desk of the conference center you’re currently standing in? A Google rep did just that while showing off the feature at a conference.

Google hadn’t officially announced the location-aware search features until now, but the company reportedly started rolling location-aware search out to Android and iOS users a few weeks ago.

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4 replies on “OK Google, when does this restaurant open? Voice search adds location-aware features”

      1. I guess so. I have been moving away from google products whenever possible over the last year or so. It is amazingly difficult to do. Still using Google products more than I would like.

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