Google Now Widget Lands Officially With Search App Update

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Google has finally revealed Google Now widget for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running devices. Couple of days ago image of widget also appeared on the Nexus forums but later on gets pulled of from there. Today with the update of Google search app it finally landed on the Android 4.1+ devices. New update includes:

  • 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 US college sports
  • Google Now widget for home screen or lock screen

Google Now widget can work on both a homescreen or lockscreen. So now no need to open its app again and again as you will get all its features like weather, sports scores, calendar appointments, and other information on your main screens.

To add it to the lockscreen you need touch the add icon + and follow instructions.  Similarly in orer to add it to the Home screen:

  1. Touch the All Apps icon SNP_2665838_en_v1 and swipe left until you find the widget.
  2. Then touch & hold the widget to activate a Home screen,
  3. Now drag the widget to the location you want.

After its initial launch in June last year, this is the fourth update to Google Now till date.

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