Google logoAt today’s highly anticipated Google I/O announcement, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) made it clear that there would be notable updates to Android searches. The searches will now incorporate a quasi Siri functionality to the popular Android 4.1 Jelly Bean plied smartphones.

It will now be possible to engage in a question-answer conversation with your Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone. Users will be able to speak out various questions and Android will give replies. This new advancement will come in place of the previous method that only allowed users to speak search terms.

The move has been deemed as a purposeful effort to even the odds with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). This is chiefly because this new feature is a similar to  Apple’s Siri.

One profound merit that instantly stands out after the announcement is that this breakthrough will be more than instrumental in saving time. It will stamp out the tedious and time consuming need of rummaging through websites for specific information.

In addition to this, Google has gone the extra mile and provided users with more personalized functionality. Through Google Now, that was unveiled at the announcement, Google will present users with the opportunity to access information that has been exclusively tailored for their individual needs. This will be made possible through the collection of search history and navigation patterns.

Google is taking a step towards making smartphones friendlier and in my opinion, has embarked on a new exciting chapter.