Google Intros 'Near Me Now' Search
Google recently launched a new search service for the iPhone and Android platforms that makes it easier to find businesses and points of interest in the immediate vicinity of the user. The new tool uses drop-down menus to minimize typing and will take advantage of GPS data to provide information about places that are close by. Near Me Now also includes a category search option that lets users easily look for nearby coffee shops, movie theaters, etc. The New Me Now feature works within the browser on iPhones running OS 3.0 and up, and Android devices running 2.0.1 and up.
Google Makes Searching and Sharing Via iMessage Simpler
Google today detailed several new features headed to the Google Search app on iOS devices. First and foremost, Google Search gains a new extension for iMessage that lets you perform Google searches from within iMessage and then easily share the results.
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 Now On Tap Lets You Search Selected Text and Images
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap feature for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Moving forward, users will be able to highlight the exact set of text they'd like to search via Now On Tap.
Google Bakes Search Into Keyboard App for iPhones
Google today revealed GBoard, a keyboard application for iPhones that includes search capabilities. Google is pitching GBoard as a way to simplify how people use the iPhone by allowing users to perform searches without leaving the current app, such as text messaging.
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