Google Now Widget Revealed Alongside Google Search Update

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Feb 14, 2013 06:41 AM EST

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Here's some good news for all those Android-fans who consider Google Now to be one of the most essential parts of their life.

Per reports, Google has officially revealed the highly speculated Google Now widget as a part of its brand new Google Search update. The new widget has arrived alongside a number of other improvements.

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The app's changelog says that the fresh new update now also includes movie ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, while also providing real estate listings from Zillow for users hunting for a new home, alongside.

"When computers do the hard work, you can get on with the things that matter in life. Google Now helps you do just that, giving you the information you need, before you even have to ask. Like updating you with flight times, pulling up your boarding pass when you arrive at the airport, or showing you the weather at your next travel destination," the official page states.

"Today, we're making Google Now even more useful by integrating new partners and making all your information even easier to access."

The update also brings some much needed improvements and features to Movie cards that now include the latest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, helping the user to carefully pick what to see. Users also have the option to purchase the tickets via Fandango, "and Google Now will remind you when you need to leave for the theater, and pull up your tickets once you arrive."

Google Now will accordingly provide a QR code for the tickets for them to be scanned in at theaters. Moreover, U.S. users will also see a new music button when a song is playing and they're in voice mode. As a part of Google Now's assortment of sports teams, the company has added U.S.-based collegiate athletics.

Google now is also providing users with nearby real estate listings from Zillow, and if and when the user is checking out "that remodeled kitchen at the open house, Now will automatically pull up more information about the listing."

"Of course, all of this information is most helpful when it's front and center and ready when you are. The new Google Now widget brings all your important Now cards to your home or lock screen, so you don't even have to open the app," the page adds.

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