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Google Now updated with faster searching and real-time package tracking

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Google Now updated with faster searching and real-time package tracking
Google Search (which encompasses Google Now) for Android has gotten a small update today. Well, it's a small update as far as the number of
Google Now updated with faster searching and real-time package tracking
additions, but the updates in it should make for a much nicer experience. On the Google Search side of things, the app should now bring back even faster search results, although the app was pretty quick to begin with.

On the Google Now side of things, the package tracking card has gotten an update so that it will now support real-time package tracking from certain carriers. It isn't clear which carriers will support the feature yet, but that info should come out soon enough. The update on the Google Now side that should be more useful for the majority of users is the new "quick settings" on cards. 

The quick settings comes up as a little "i", and it will toggle a pop-out on each card that will either tell you why you are seeing a card, and also let you quickly change settings on certain cards like which sports teams you follow. 

If you want the updates, you'll need an Android 4.1+ device, and just jump into the Google Play Store to get it.

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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:11 9

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Google Now is definitely faster with search results.. On Wifi (Comcast), weather loaded in less than half a second... compared to a second or more. Impressive.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:29 7

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


One thing I've noticed, when I checked for the weather, I got a message in the notification bar displaying the current weather.

http://i48.tinypic.com/xav12x.png

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 05:58

7. jroc74 (Posts: 5043; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Nice, I need to use Google Now again. After an OS update I just didnt enable any cards.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:22 11

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5582; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I'm very happy with Google Now!

"Hello Siri!"
- - - - - - - -
Siri : "I don't understand!"

O_o

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 05:59

8. jroc74 (Posts: 5043; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No..Siri would show you some pics of stallions....

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 23:15 5

4. yyuu1000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


My got faster and it shows me my teams score if they are playing live

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 01:01 4

5. rock_rock (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Google Now is MORE intelligent and powerful than Apple Siri

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 03:10

6. MartianMe (unregistered)


ok i gotta give it a try.

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