Google Now for Android Gains New TV and Offers Cards
Google today announced the availability of a new version of Google Now for Android devices. The latest version of Google Now adds two new cards for information about television programming and Google Offers. According to Google, Android device owners will be able to get more information about live television, such as cast or actor details, when using the app on the same network as an internet-connected television set. The other new card will deliver reminders for saved Google Offers when the owner happens to be near a store where an offer is available. Google Now is part of the main Google Search app, which is a free download from the Play Store.
Google Overhauls Its Home Media App
Google today released a new version of Google Home, the mobile app smartphone owners use to interact with their Google Home speaker and Chromecast dongles. Google says the revised application should make it easier to find content to share with connected speakers and television sets.
Google Search for Android Gains Offline Mode
Google has made it possible for Google Search to work even when the device goes offline. The latest build of Search for Android can store Google searches if a phone loses its network connection.
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 Adds Reminders to Google Calendar
Google today said mobile device users can now add reminders to their Google Calendar. Google says reminders will remain within Google Calendar if left uncompleted.
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.
Very cool if it works