Google has rolled out a major update for its Google Search app for the devices running Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean builds. The update brings new Google Now functionality, more Google Now cards, speed three new voice actions, and speed enhancements, users can now write post status messages to Google+ using voice actions (Siri-like feature?). The Google Now cards now include nearby events like museums, "suggestions to help you with your research", location-sensitive search by camera, and QR code boarding passes (from Gmail).
In simple words, the improved Google Now functionality lets you know about events nearby your location and it will also provide suggestions to help with your research. You’ll also get weather alerts in advance of reaching your destination. Android users can also use their voice to find out what song is playing (via “What’s this song?” feature) and there’s a new feature called “Scan a barcode,” which lets you to find product information.
Here’s the full changelog of the update Google Search app:
– Events nearby
– Suggestions to help with your research
– Boarding passes from Gmail (United only, more to come)
– Search by camera when at museums or shops
– Weather at upcoming travel destinations
– Approximate monthly summary of walking and biking activity
– Birthdays (the cards now have new options, like post a happy birthday wish to G+ from the notification bar)
New voice actions:
– Post to Google+
– Say "What’s this song?" to find the song you hear
– Say "Scan a barcode" to find product info
Hit the link below to grab the updated Google Search app for Android+ Jelly Bean devices.
Source: Play Store