Google today released a new update for Google Search on the Play Store for Android 4.1+ devices. The new update brings with it a handy lock screen and desktop widget for quick access to Google Now cards, a slightly re-designed Google Now weather card, and a couple of new cards.
Using Zillow, Google Now will automatically show you the prices of real estate nearby along with more information about a specific listing. Another new card is the Movies card that now shows you the ratings of the movie from Rotten Tomatoes. Also, if you buy the tickets from Fandango, the Movies card will automatically pop-up the ticket when you arrive at the movie hall.
Lastly, with this update Google has also added the ability to display the latest Google Doodle instead of the usual Google Now cover page for your city.
The official change-log is below -:
- Google Now widget for home screen or lock screen
- Movie passes from Fandango
- Movies now includes ratings from Rotten Tomatoes
- Real estate listings from Zillow when in the market for a home
- Music button when a song is playing in voice mode (US only)
- Support for US college sports
The widget is definitely a bit clunky but should come in useful for quick access to the Google Now cards. The addition of US college sports to the Sports card will also be appreciated by a lot of sports lover in the United States.