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It seems that Google is working really hard to fold in a lot of the more promising bits of Field Trip as it continues to grow Google Now's feature set. This can be said that the software giant has updated its Google Now for users to provide the luxury of renewing their boarding passes using the platform. According to the company, Google will use the check-in data available in the Gmail accounts of users to retrieve the boarding pass automatically.
Reportedly, Google Now boarding card will show details such as gate number, seat and terminal number. Passengers can also show the QR-code presented in this card if the airport and airline supports it. Flying itself is enough of a hassle and waiting in a long line in front of the counter to get the boarding passes is even more inconvenient. Printing out the boarding pass from home is okay but even more convenient is having it available on smartphones.
The passengers must check-in online with their airline and once checked-in Google Now will retrieve the boarding pass by itself, complete with a barcode. The air travelers just need to show the digital boarding pass at the gate. The Google Now service currently works only with certain airlines. Details about the airlines accepting the Google Now service is not known at the moment. The announcement of this new service was made via Google's @android twitter account. The users must posses' smartphones using Android 4.1 or higher.
There had been not many complaints about Google Now right from its launch and kept adding more and more features. The latest addition of Google Now is going to impress its users by saving time. The announcement was made only last week and there may be a few quirks and bugs before one could say it is really good or not. Check out the video here.