Google Now app update delivers KitKat features to older smartphones

Google Now app update delivers KitKat features to older smartphones

Keep an eye on your notification bar over the next few days; an updated Google Search app is about to deliver some great new features. Largely centered around Google Now, the app brings about new cards of relevant, important information. Fans of movies, magazines, blogs, and television will be pleased to see the rollout of dedicated cards while everyone benefits from Waze incident updates for commutes.

If you’re a fan of a particular blog, the Website update card can bring you things like the latest post so you’ll never miss a story, and the News topic card brings you fresh articles from the web on topics you care about. The What to watch card gives you Movie and TV recommendations when you’re staying in.

 

There are a few other great additions in Google Now with today’s update: you can see traffic incidents on your commute using real-time data from Waze, set repeat reminders, get real time scores for rugby teams, and also see when your packages are ready for in-store pickup.

With this update, Android 4.1+ devices will also be treated to the same search capabilities as found in 4.4 KitKat, including animations and UI.

Android | Android Police

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