Yes, I did disable Google Play services. I got the network error message, so I deleted the Google Search app data and cache too.
What happens is that no matter how many times I try to log-out and log-in with my account (in the Google Search settings) afterwards, I am not asked to enable Google Now, so it's not available for me. The switch to enable Google Now in the Search settings does not exist.
I assume at least part of my problem is due to the Location services, they cannot be enabled where I live... Is there any workaround for this? Or if the problem is somewhere else, could someone point out - where exactly?
Yeah this is the only work around for the play services location not available. When play services is disabled Google search can't check your location so that's why this works.
However there was an update to Google search 2 says ago so I haven't tested this after that.
Hey, you know how I got it working? I went abroad, to a country that obviously supports the location logging, and the option to activate Google Now, appeared Luckily it didn't disappear when I returned home. I hope that Google don't "fix" this bug.
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