Google Search Updated for Jelly Bean Devices
Google today announced a small update to the Google Search application, available to devices running either Android 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Bean. The application is now even more proactive about pulling in details related to user travel in Google Now, such as the weather at a traveler's destination or their boarding pass when they arrive at the airport. The app is more location aware, and will display local events when travelers arrive at new destinations. Last, the app has new voice powers, and will respond to voice requests for scanning barcodes, identifying songs, and composing or sharing posts to Google+. Google Search is a free update for devices running Jelly Bean.
Sep 28, 2018
Google says it has updated how it handles search for travelers in a way that should make it easier to piece together trips over time. When searchers first look for certain travel destinations, Google will begin to show things to do and related travel articles.
Jul 26, 2018
Google today updated its main search tool with a new emphasis on helping people locate nearby events. Moving forward, generic searches for things like "events near me" will result in a list of events from a variety of sources, as well as vital details about those events.
Dec 17, 2018
Google today said Google Assistant will play a greater role in alerting travelers to delayed flights. The Assistant has been sharing delayed flight predictions since earlier this year.
Mar 2, 2020
Google today started rolling out a new software update for Pixel phones that adds new capabilities. A long-press of the lock/power button will now surface a simple Google Pay interface that lets you swipe to choose a card or pass before tapping.
Oct 4, 2018
Google today made it easy to hail a ride by asking Google Assistant. Moving forward, people can say, "Hey Google, book a ride to the airport" and the Assistant will display a list of available ride services, such as Uber, Lyft, Ola, Grab, GO-JEK, and others.