Google Now updated: get all the information you need without even asking for it

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Michał Majchrzycki
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14.02.2013
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The newest update to Google's search app for Android brought the widely-rumored widget for Google Now, easily addable to your home or lock screen.

Making fewer steps to a certain goal has always been the goal of humanity. This time Google speeds up the process of checking weather and boarding appointments with a Google Now widget for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

The widget automatically displays weather, sports scores, meeting scheduled in your calendar and other information without you even moving a finger.

According to the changelog, other features in the release include:
− movie passes from Fandango
− movie ratings included in their description (via Rotten Tomatoes service)
− Zillow providing you with real estate listings should you be looking for a home
− U.S.-exclusive display of the music button when a song is playing in voice mode

In a blog post Baris Gultekin, Android's product management director claims that “When Google Now first launched last summer, we promised it was just the beginning, and it would continue to get better at delivering you more of the information you need, before you even ask. This is the fourth update since launch, and we're just getting started!”

The updated app can be downloaded via Google Play store.

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