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Google Search for Android updated with improved Google Now cards, related websites based on location, and more


In the continuation of update-everything day, Google has just released an update to its search app for Android. The update adds a handful of new features. For one, the app will now show you recommended websites based on your current location. For example, if Google notices that you are near a restaurant, it may recommend a website with that restaurant’s menu.

Also new are several improvements to Google Now. The sports and flights cards will now update in real-time, whereas they used to update only every 15 minutes. There are also new Smart-TV cards for news and music currently on TV.

The update also adds the ability to automatically tell your friends and family when you are leaving work, based on your GPS data and time. This feature is rolling out gradually, however.

The full change-log follows:

– Related website for current location
– Real-time sports and flight updates, no 15 min delay
– Set reminders from Google searches for album & book releases, tv shows
– Car rental reservations from Gmail
– Event tickets for select websites
– Improved public transit card
– Additional Smart-TV cards for news & music currently on TV
– Ability to tell family & friends when you’ve left work (rolling out gradually)
– Choose calendars and edit reminders

The update is available now on the Play Store.

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