Google Search for Android Updated with New Voice Actions and Cards

The latest version comes with lots of new features for Android 4.1+ devices

By on December 6th, 2012 06:06 GMT

Google has just announced a new version of Google Search application brings lots of new goodies for Google Now users.

First of all, Google Search is now faster for Android 4.1+ devices. In addition, users will get lots of new features that will improve the overall user's experience.

The latest update for Google Search brings the following new cards:

- Events nearby;
- Suggestions to help with your research;
- Boarding passes from Gmail (United only, more to come);
- Search by camera when at museums or shops;
- Weather at upcoming travel destinations;
- Approximate monthly summary of walking and biking activity;
- Birthdays.

Last but not least, there are new voice actions included, which allows users to post to Google+, find the song you hear or find product info by scanning a barcode.

Google Search 2.2.9 is now available as a free download and it should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 4.1 or later. Check it out here.