Google Now and Google Search are updated

Google Now and Google Search are updated
Google has changed more than just its logo. The company announced that it has made some changes to Google Now and Google Search. From now on, Google Now cards will be arranged by category. For example, under the "Upcoming" category, you might find an appointment that you have in a few hours to change your tires. Under "Updates for you," cards will pop up showing the weather, or current quotes for stocks that you are interested in. "Stories to read" features informative content from various media that you probably would enjoy reading.

Another interesting new feature in Google Now changes the size of each card depending on how important the subject matter of the card is. And this is a dynamic feature that changes throughout the day. For example, as you get closer to an afternoon appointment, the cards reminding you about it grow bigger.

The changes to Google Search now allow you to quickly swipe your way through images, video and news related to what you are searching for. On  those days when there is a special Google doodle, you'll find it at the top of the page. The icon for the Google app is now the multi-colored "G" that we showed you yesterday.

Google says that other branded apps will be updated in the days ahead to reflect its new look.


source: Google via Phonescoop

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15 Comments

1. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

the new logo isn't great TBH..it's meh

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Don't know why but people's expectations are way too high these days. Whether manufacturer's release a beastly spec'd phone with top notch premium build. People are still gonna say nah it isn't too great. The previous model was way better. What do you want? A phone where you can sit and fly? Cook food? Shave your beard? Grow up

5. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

That's because technology evolved pretty quickly a couple of years back...but in the last year and a half, we didn't see anything new and to make things worse, removable batteries are getting rarer but battery life isn't improving.

6. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Actually battery life improved! I have a LG G2, when it came out it could achieve 6hs of screen-on time and it was one of the best for it's time. Nowadays almost every flagship device good over the 6hs mark

7. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It's still a lot lesser than what you would get with a removable battery. Battery technology is still lagging behind when compared to the other aspects of a smartphone.

12. nique0201

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Thats not true at all my note 5 gets better battery life with the same MAH then my note 4 with its removebale battery on the same firmware. battery tech is improving if its not improving fast enough for you go out and improve it yourself. i've never understood the self entitlement of the person on the couch.

14. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

When i say it's lesser than what you get with a removable battery, i am talking about the ability to carry an extra battery and use it when needed. I am not saying that removable batteries last longer. I find it foolish when people ask the customers to improve something themselves. If customers aren't satisfied, they aren't satisfied, you can't forcefully satisfy someone. You may be their unpaid promoter, others aren't. Do you keep asking people to do your job if they don't like your work? That's quite unprofessional.

15. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Newer phones don't have same pixels, same processor speeds, then why should they have the 'same MAH' batteries? If I do their job, who will do my job? Or should I also tell others that I never understood the self entitlement of the person on the couch and ask them to do my Job?

13. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

But we already have phones for cooking food, don't you know? :D *cough* 810 *cough*

3. gaming64 unregistered

There was nothing wrong with the old logo and no reason to change it at all. Dang, I hate this modern design philosophy B.S.

8. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Looks like google is punishing all those android users who said that iOS looks childish.

9. kryme

Posts: 466; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Google was always about the playful designs... The cartoon design of men and women on the apps, the Android version names, the colors, the work environment.. It's all there so the company doesn't look evil and uptight knowing the type of business they do

10. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I agree.

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The design really remind me of the latest Lenovo design too.

11. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

maps updated yesterday with the new logo. nuthing so far on search or now

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