Google Now Gets Updated, Keeps Cards Live When Offline

Users will still have access to their cards when no Internet connection is available

By on May 3rd, 2014 15:57 GMT

On Friday, Google announced the availability of an updated version of its Google Now application for Android devices, so as to provide users with some new features and a better experience.

According to the company, the application will keep cards loaded even when no Internet connection is available, so that users could easily check on their plans for the day.

“Next time you’re on the subway and want to check on your day’s appointments with Google Now, you won’t have to worry about lack of cell service. Starting today your Google Now cards stay loaded, even when you lose service in the subway,” the company notes on Google+.

The feature was actually announced for the Google Search application several days ago, when version 3.4 started rolling out to Android 2.2 and up devices. However, Google Now cards are available only for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and newer phones and tablets.

Those who own a compatible device and would like to take advantage of the capability should grab the latest flavor of Google Now for that. Version 3.4 of the application brought along a nice range of other enhancements as well, such as voice controls in settings.

You can download Google Search for Android (aka Google Now) from Softpedia today.
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