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

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 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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8 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm very happy with Google Now! "Hello Siri!" - - - - - - - - Siri : "I don't understand!" O_o

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

4. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

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

5. rock_rock

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

Google Now is MORE intelligent and powerful than Apple Siri

6. MartianMe unregistered

ok i gotta give it a try.

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