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    • Version: Varies with device
    • Price: Free

    In the early days of Android, the Google Search app was limited to a simple text box which you could use to search the web. But over the past several years its feature set has grown larger than ever. The current version of Google Search app lets you search the web, your music library, your Chrome history and apps on your device. Voice search and the "OK Google" hotword lets you search the web — or your own stuff — by talking to your phone. Google regularly adds new voice commands to its Search app.

    In Android 4.1 and above, Google Now (accessible by swiping up from the home key on some phones) introduces predictive search into the mix. Google Now shows you weather details, public transit times, upcoming flight details, driving directions for upcoming appointments and scores from sports teams you follow.

    And with the Google Now Launcher — available as a separate download — the Google Search app takes over your home screen, putting Google Now within easy reach as the leftmost home screen panel.

    Because of its expanded feature set, and its presence on the default home screen of every Google-certified Android device, Google Search is one of the most important applications in Google's mobile services arsenal.

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    Goodbye productivity. You can now play solitaire or tic-tac-toe directly in Google's search results. Just search for solitaire or tic-tac-toe in the search engine on the web or from your phone, and you'll get a playable version of either game above the search results. Google's take on...
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    Google to sprinkle quick-loading AMP pages throughout mobile search results

    Google will soon offer Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) as part of its larger set of search results in Chrome and other mobile browsers. While these pages have previously surfaced in the Top Stories section of mobile searches, the company will soon be mixing them in with standard results. From...
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    Google makes it easier than ever to follow the Olympics

    Google is rolling out a set of features to Google Search that lets you follow the 2016 Summer Olympic Games — which kick off on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro — with ease. You can view TV schedules, athlete bios, and medal tallies directly from search results, and Google has partnered with broadcasters...
    Google's latest Search tools will help you find the best hotel and flight deals

    Google's latest search tools will help you find the best hotel and flight deals

    Though we're still in the heat of the summer, Google is preparing to roll out some interesting new features to make searching for flights and hotels much easier. One of the bigger features rolling out is the ability to opt into tracking fare changes for flights. Simply set a specific date range...
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    You can use "Ok Google" to trigger voice commands and ask Google everything from weather updates to football scores, unit conversions, and so much more, but there hasn't been a list of all the commands the search engine supports. Until now. A developer created a website containing all of the "Ok...
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    Google will soon help you figure out your medical symptoms

    Google is rolling out an update to its mobile search that will allow users to quickly find information about medical symptoms. In a blog post, Google says that 1% of its searches are related to symptoms. However, it can be hard to get specific answers with normal search results. The update...
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    Google has added a new tab to its mobile search results, apps. This tab will give you a list of related Android apps that you can download from Google Play, with an install button that will take you right to the listing. If you want to check and see if your favorite Android site has an app (hint:...
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    Google's AI is beefing up its conversation skills with romance novels

    While the saucy language of romance novels and the high-tech world of artificial intelligence don't sound like natural partners in crime, combining the two is exactly what Google has been up to for the past few months. Specifically, Google has been feeding a steady stream of romance novels to the...
    Live TV listings are headed to Google search results

    Live TV listings are headed to Google search results

    Google has revealed that you'll soon be able to quickly check live TV listings inside of Google Search. While there's no timeline on when to expect the feature to pop up, Google says you'll be able to check air times and channels for any given TV show with a simple search. From Google: Today...
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    Misplace your phone? Simply Google 'find my phone' to locate it

    Lose your phone? You can now simply ask Google to find it for you right from a web search. Google's ability to find and ring your phone or tablet has expanded outside of the Android Device Manager to regular Google search. Instead of going to the Android Device Manager website or app to find one...
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    You can now play your favorite podcasts directly in Google Search for Android

    The Google Search app for Android is getting an update that will allow users to play podcast directly from search results. This comes on the heels of Google Play Music adding support for podcasts on the web as well as in the Google Play Music app. And it's exactly as easy as you'd think. If a...

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