Google Tweaks Search with Real-Time Package Tracking
An update to Google's main search application for the Android platform today adds several new features. The most prominent new feature is the ability to track packages in real-time (from select carriers). The app already notices when tracking numbers and shipping data land in the user's Gmail inbox and creates cards for them in the Google Now feature. This Google Now tracking card will offer updates when there are changes in the tracking data. The new search app also adds quick feedback and settings on cards and faster Google search results. The update is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Google Improves Inbox Search
Google today updated its Inbox application with new search tools that should make certain types of information easier to find. For example, when searching for a tracking number Inbox will automatically find tracking numbers buried within emails and show the numbers and the corresponding messages at the top of search results.
Google Adjusts Google Now Cards and Search
Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company's new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week.
Google Search Shows When Your Fave Shops Are Busy
Google updated its search application with the ability to show when businesses are at their busiest. Google Search results will display a graph that depicts the location's average foot traffic throughout the day.
Google Search for iPhone Gets AMP'd
Google today updated its Google Search app for the iPhone and added several new features. The most significant improvement is support for Google's accelerated mobile pages, or AMP.