Google Search App Gains Google Now Widget on Android 4.1

Following the feature's recent leak, Google's search app for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has received the Google Now widget.

The Google Now widget anticipates users' queries by automatically depicting weather, sports scores, calendar appointments and other information without the user having to search for such information.

"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," the search engine company said. "This is the fourth update since launch, and we're just getting started!"

Other features in the updated app are as follows:

  • Movie passes from Fandango
  • Movies now include 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 (U.S. only)
  • Support for U.S. college sports


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  • I thought I read on Android Central that this is a 4.2 and above feature.

    Nonetheless, this is good.
  • Edit: I just checked and it is indeed available on 4.1 Awesome.

    Tom Guide, at least implement the clunky editing that you have on Tom Hardware. That would be better than nothing.
  • I clicked the article just to understand what the hell was going on with that title.