Google had recently announced Nexus 4 smartphone and new Android 4.2 OS. The company is aptly following up with an updated Google Search app for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean users. This new update incorporates several features which were mentioned in Android 4.2 announcement made by the company.
Google Now has been integrated with Gmail and there are also new improved cards for hotels, restaurants, flights, events and packages. Several new cards for popular photo spots, movies, landmarks and concerts have also been added with the new update. New voice actions have also been added which includes actions for launching apps, scheduling meetings etc. Google has showcased its motive to integrate key features present in the Android 4.2 app into the Jelly Bean version.
Gmail integration of Google Now will allow the later to be much more personalized to users needs. The integration will also allow the app to provide information which is more location and time specific.
Users will no longer need to search through their inbox for find relevant information. It is only a few months since Google Now has been launched and it is already witnessing significant progress. Android 4.1 update is rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X. This will make sure that the new update for the search app will benefited by lots of Android users. Google has also been updating the list of cards which Google Now can access through the web. With the newly included cards, the utility of the app is elevated to a great extent. Google is also working to release more relevant cards for its users.
Google has given the liberty to users when it comes to control in Google Now. Users can adjust or turn off individual cards with in Settings when they wish. The app can be downloaded from here.