It did not take long, as soon as the improved version of Google Now was announced along with Android 4.2; Google has updated the official Google Search app for Android to include the new Google Now features.
As Google Now only works officially on Jelly Bean, these Google Now features will only be available to Android 4.1 users.
Here is the full change-log:
- For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean), Google Search is faster plus:
– Google Now works with Gmail (English only)
– Restaurant reservations
– Hotel confirmations
– New Now cards: nearby attractions & photo spots, movies opening in theaters, concerts & more
– New voice actions: launch apps, schedule meetings & check when your next appointment is
- Google Now puts you in control: at any time, adjust or turn off individual Now cards within Settings.