Update to Google Now brings new cards from 40 apps

Update to Google Now brings new cards from 40 apps
Google Now is getting ready to show you lots of new cards. The application, which gives you information you need when you need it, will soon have new cards from 40 apps including Pandora, Walgreens, Duolingo, The Guardian and Waze to name a few. A Google Now card can pop up and give you recommendations about which tunes to listen to on Pandora. Or, a card from Waze could alert you to a traffic issue on your regular route.

The new cards will be appearing on the Android version of Google Now. It isn't known yet which of them, if any, will be found on the iOS version of the app. Google has teamed up with more than 30 developers to create the new cards, which will appear over the next few weeks following the update to the app.

Some of the more useful new cards just might be the ones that will pop up to eBay users to remind them when an auction is about to end. Airbnb users will see cards showing rentals in regions where they have been looking, and cards from Walgreens will give you your Balance Rewards points.

The updated Google app should be available at the Google Play Store. Those who already have it installed should look for the update under "My apps."


source: Google via PCMag

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8 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

That's pretty cool!

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1121; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

yeah. can`t wait for a global roll out. I`m loving the lollipop 5.02 on my moto G.

3. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Google now is kind of useless, Maybe because apps like Flipboard provide more info.. The voice commands are the best but I don't use them..

4. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I think it's still better than Siri. Even when I was using iPhone, I used Google Now a lot.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Its useless because you don't use them. Useless.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh look, the apple troll saying a major android feature that iOS doesnt have is "useless". Let me guess, in 3 years when iOS finally gets the feature, you will call it "revolutionary". LOL Some people never change... and when your already lame, that's a shame.

7. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Far from useles. Traffic updates to and from work, sports scores, meeting reminders and what time I need to leave to get to them on time, package shipment and delivery confirmations, hell even updates from tech sites i read the most (eg. PhoneArena, Engadget, etc.) are very useful. Probably the best feature if not one of the best features on my phone.

8. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Pretty interesting!

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