Google Now-Style Search Results Reach Mobile Browsers
Google recently improved the way search works in the browser of mobile devices by adding results that mimic its Google Now search function in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The search results to natural language and other queries will be displayed in "cards" similar to those used in the Google Now app. Some of the queries that can take advantage of this change include flight status, transit times, and the weather; calculator, finance, currency and other unit conversions; local, holiday, and sunrise/sunset times; and dictionary definitions. These changes are first available on to English speakers, but Google said it will support more languages over time.
Google Jazzes Up Weather Search Results
Checking the weather forecast via Google Search just received a big upgrade. On Android devices, searches in the Google app for "weather" will include far more information than before in a more appealing design.
Searching for Movies in Google Search Just Got Better
Google today improved the way it displays search results for movies on mobile devices. The latest update to the Google app now lets people compare ratings, showtimes, theater locations, and other details in a new result card.
Google Takes Steps to Ensure Search Results Are Locally Relevant
Google today said it has updated the way it handles queries in Search and Maps when people travel. Moving forward, people will be served search results based on their actual location, not the domain they've indicated on the web (such as .com, .uk, .de, etc.) Google says people using Search in the U.S.
Google Search App Gains Tappable Shortcuts
Google today said an update to its mobile search app should make it quicker and easier to find basic information via tappable shortcuts that are positioned underneath the search box. The shortcuts let people perform instant searches for a variety of items, including entertainment, sports, weather, food, news, and more.