Google Now update brings "more beautiful search results"

Google Now update brings
Google Now is one of Google's premiere software products, and it gets quite a bit of attention from Google engineers. As such, it gets updated more often than most other Google products, although each update may not be as feature-packed as some other apps. There is a new update for Google Now/Google Search for Android rolling out now that adds one slightly interesting feature, and brings more of the cards that are taking over most Google products.

The card layout is of course a big push by Matias Duarte, who also designed webOS for Palm, which relied heavily on cards UI. The new update will be changing the UI of Google Search results to the card layout, which Google describes in the changelog as "more beautiful search results". That feature is said to be rolling out gradually. 

The update also makes it easier to stalk keep track of famous people. Now, if you search for someone famous, Google Now will ask you if you want to get news updates for that person. The last update is one that really doesn't seem necessary at all. The app has always had the hotword "Google" which you could say when the app was open in order to start a voice search. Now, in the U.S. only, the app will also respond to the phrase "Okay, Google", which is nice and all, but we don't know why you'd want to use a longer phrase to get the same thing. 

The update is rolling out now. 

Download: Google Search (Android)

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9 Comments

1. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I don't want to be hip

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 977; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

We want the nexus 5 NOW Google.

4. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

How about instead of making things so aesthetically pleasing why not focus on improving your search results. I'm getting more irrelevant results each passing week and more ads that aren't even related to what I'm looking for.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Adblockers for life.

7. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Absolutely agree with you. I have used adblock so long that I forget there are commercials on YouTube videos

9. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Gotta install that on my phone now? jeez. Plus it doesn't address the faulty results that are practically irrelevant. Even using modifiers like quotations and the little side option in the search on desktop don't work well.

5. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Keep improving and expanding with these updates thanks

8. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Hmm why US only? I mean even when you say 'Okay, Google' you say 'Google', so it should activate it anyway right? :D

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