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Those still clinging onto their 4-year-old Motorola Droid X will have already accepted that their handset will never get an official KitKat update, but thanks to some third-party Android developers, it now has an unofficial KitKat-based CyanogenMod 11 port.

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Google is in the process of quietly rolling out a server-side update for its official Search application via the Play Store. Once updated, users will be able to receive train and bus reminders from their Gmail reservations. They will also notice that flight cards now produce information about alternative travel measures when delays occur.

Google Now Launcher

Google today announced that it is making its Google Now Launcher available to all Android devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher. Previously, the launcher was only available for the Nexus and Google Play edition devices.

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Google is currently in the process of quietly rolling out a server-side update for its official Search application via the Play Store. Once updated, users have the ability to retrieve orientational information whilst holidaying or taking a trip, based on the location of their hotel. They can say, for example, ‘show me restaurants near my hotel’ and ‘how do I get back to my hotel,’ without actually having to mention the name of the hotel or its address — providing their confirmation email is in their Gmail inbox.

Image courtesy of Gizmodo

Image courtesy of Gizmodo

Apple’s Siri virtual assistant is getting better all the time, but Google Now still takes the biscuit, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Munster ran both virtual assistants through a battery of tests, and shared the results in a new research note, published Tuesday. He concluded that Android’s voice search correctly answers questions asked 84 percent of the time, while Apple’s Siri follows up behind with a still impressive 82 percent correct rate.

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