Google finally brought its Google Now Launcher to the Play Store this week, breaking its exclusivity on the Nexus 5 and allowing anyone with a Nexus or Google Play Edition device to get their hands on it. But what if you have another Android-powered smartphone?
Well, you can download and install the launcher yourself.
Late last night, Google officially announced the expanding availability of its Google Search service, Google Now to include an additional 3 new languages, Japanese, German and French. Obviously, you’ll need the latest version of the Google Search app installed on your device to use the service, but once that’s done you’ll be able to ask questions in these three newly implemented languages, as well as English and receive spoken results.
Back when Google unveiled the Nexus 5, it previewed an upcoming feature for the Google Search app that would allow users to directly open search results inside of relevant apps, rather than taking to their website.
So, if a user would search for a movie name on Google search for Android, he would get an option to directly open the search result inside the IMDb app.
Google Search for Android received a nice new update this week, which adds a whole bunch of new Google Now cards and features that’ll help you keep up with your favorite websites, get movie and TV recommendations, and find interesting articles from around the web.
Google is in the process of rolling out a rather helpful new update for its official Maps application, bringing users “quick access” to flight, hotel and restaurant reservations – providing they are linked to your Google account.
Google Search got a pretty nifty update today which brings some great new additions to Google Now, which include, telling your device to play music, receiving TV information and local offers if you are by a redemption point.
If you’re a mobile internet user, I’m sure you are familiar with Google’s Search feature. Google Search can be accessed via a mobile devices web browser or the dedicated application. Google have recently updated Search for the mobile web browser – the update brings two great new features, if you want to find out more… Be sure to read on!
Google Search received an update earlier this week, bringing users new features such as package tracking, rapid feedback, and settings information on cards. Google has also redesigned the display of cards in the notification center — prior to this update the cards stood out a bit like a sore thumb, but now they blend in elegantly.
Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Graph Search to the world this morning at Facebook’s HQ.
Amidst rumors of a mysterious smartphone and new iPad apps, Facebook held a big press event today at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The topic was search, or more specifically, social search. It’s a new feature Facebook is calling “Graph Search,” and the beta has started rolling out already. It will be available for all of Facebook’s one billion users soon.
Think of Graph Search as Google with a more personal touch. Facebook is leveraging everything it knows about you to help you connect with people who like what you like. Instead of leaving Facebook.com to get your results, all of your social data and timeline history is mined and collated inside Facebook’s walls. That’s good news for Facebook, and bad news for Google.