Google Now on Android has all sorts of awesome contextual searches, and they haven’t stopped adding more. There are tons of apps you can use to make your phone into a virtual toolbox, but Google just made some of those obsolete with its newest feature: a level tool.
Simply search for “bubble level” in the Google app on your phone and you’ll have a little mini-level you can use to measure if something is even. iPhone users have had this tool built into their phones for a while (it’s hidden in the Compass app), but on Android it’s always required a separate app download until now. Of course, most of these tool apps require way too many permissions, making them a bad idea to use.
Obviously this can’t replace real level, as your phone’s internal sensors can’t duplicate the real thing. Plus, your device might have the camera or some other piece jutting out on the back, preventing it from being fully level. Regardless, when you’re in a pinch and want to check something to be sure it’s level, this gives you a pretty good idea.
Fun tool tip for Android phone users: use the Google search bar to find "bubble level" and one pops on screen. Your phone is now a level!
— Anthony (@aortali2) December 25, 2015
And if nothing else, it’s something fun to play with for a few minutes. Go ahead, try it out and see how level the items around you are! Or, put your phone in your hand and try to balance it to exactly 0 degrees.
Do you have use for a level on your phone? Let us know if this excites you (and what you measured) with a comment!
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