Users can now ask Google Search to roll a die on their Android smartphones and tablets, apart from their desktops, providing a quick and easy way to get a random result and take a chance. The feature is a follow-up to the 'flip a coin' voice command introduced last week.
To use the feature, users can say the 'OK Google' command (or visit the Search app or page) and ask Google Search to "roll a die", "roll dice", or a variation to see a small-duration graphic actually rolling a six-sided die on the screen, and returning a random result.
Google announced the feature on its Google+ account on Monday, posting a gif image of a die being rolled when given the same command.
As for the coin flipping feature, Google introduced it to Search last week l, letting users ask Google to "flip a coin" to once again get a random head or tails result.
"Korean BBQ or pizza? Interstellar or St. Vincent? So many questions in life can be decided with a quick coin flip. Save those quarters for laundry and parking meters-just say "Ok Google, flip a coin" and make those decisions in a snap," said Anantica Singh, Product Manager, Google Search in a company blog post last week.
Last month, Google, in an update to its Search app for Android, reportedly introduced a new bug that requires an additional step to set an alarm or timer with hands-free operation on some devices. The bug is reported to also remove hands-free support to set alarms or timers for some third-party apps, including Timely - which is now owned by Google.