Google Doodles on Google Now

A nice little treat this morning -- Google Now is now pulling in Google Doodles following yesterday's update. Whereas those of us outside of major metro areas would see a stock image, we're now seeing the same as you would on Google.com. (That any different for those of you in a big city? Let us know.) Today's Doodle is a cool Ferris Wheel deal that when viewed on the desktop turns into an animated Valentine's Day thing complete with odd couple and cartoon -- just check it out for yourself.

It's about time Android got a taste of one of the more quirky -- and excellent -- Google does on a daily basis. Huzzah!

 
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It looks like it may only be on 4.2. I'm not seeing it on 4.1. Looks pretty sweet though.

Almost forgot. Reported from Jacksonville.

geoff5093 says:

Showing up on my Note 2 running 4.1.1 from the HUGE town in Goffstown, NH

NickA says:

Works for me. 4.1.1 on the DNA.

gbold3 says:

Showing up on my GS3 w/ 4.1.1 in Houston

After rebooting and about 30mins, it eventually showed up. Thanks for the input.

Bill Wheeler says:

Also in Jacksonville, I'm on 4.1 and it's showing up now.

derface19 says:

MY gs3has it and I'm on 4.1.1

ultravisitor says:

I'm in Chicago, and I see the Doodle.

sledge007 says:

Not seeing it on 4.1.1. either in YYC.

sri745 says:

I'm in NYC and seeing this instead of the normal NYC background. I wonder why...

bassdelux15 says:

Seeing it on my N4 and N7 in Philadelphia, was a nice surprise when I woke up this morning.

trees247 says:

Same here in Deleware County!! way better than before

TrinNY says:

Got doodle on N4 and N7 in NYC nice change and with SF Launcher on N4 I still have my NYC skyline.

15israellai says:

GNex 4.1.2 in Hong Kong, no doodle.

nkhs9412235 says:

Not seeing it on 4.2.2,my phone is Galaxy Nexus,and I am in Taiwan.

Running 4.2 and live in Columbus Ohio and I'm seeing a ferris wheel

NerdyNugget says:

Same in Columbus, they should give us a pic of the horseshoe or something similar

Tietherope says:

Seeing the mountains still in Toronto.

kb2755 says:

Yep, in K/W and not seeing it either.

To all those who are having trouble seeing the doodle: Try launching the actual Google Search app, rather than hitting the bar on the homescreen or holding the home button and swiping up.

jasoraso says:

the suggestion to open actual Google search app fixed it for me on my 4.1 htc dna. thanks

trillyizzle says:

Dude! Thanks! I haven't seen a picture on Google now since I got my N10. Googled it and everything and no good.

Jester23 says:

Doesn't work for me in NB Canada.

(double post)

MrCheesecake says:

Not doing anything here in the UK, Nexus 7 and 4 both running 4.2.2

same here - in London and only getting the London image
on both Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, both on 4.2.1

Vizualize says:

SAVE FERRIS!!! (seeing it in NYC)

KineticMD says:

The little things, mang.

Google Now is without a doubt my favorite feature of Android.

trees247 says:

Its the 154th Birthday of George Ferris...

ut00wj says:

Seeing the Ferris Wheel on GS3 in SLC

Same, but up in Ogden. It looks great!

jdta09 says:

Still showing the London skyline in London.

drhere says:

Android 4.2.2, usually see the SF background here in San Francisco, now I get a grey background.

return_0 says:

I'm seeing the doodle on my Nexus 4 running 4.2.1 but not on my Nexus 7 running 4.2.2. I'm in the Los Angeles area.

fuzzylumpkin says:

Anyone actually seen this outside the US? It doesn't really matter, but I've never been fond of the "mountain view" pic...

kobazik says:

Nothing in London on my Nexus4 running 4.2.2 and updated Google Search app

kilen71 says:

On my Note 2, it shows up when I launch it from the lock screen (swipe up from the G) and when I hit Google Search. It does not show up when I press and hold the Menu button. US, NW Wisconsin. Sprint carrier.

greyhd says:

I am also seeing the doodle here in Los Angeles. Anyone else having faster battery drain after installing the update to Google Now?

dcarpenter85 says:

Nexus 4 running 4.2.2 in Zanesville, Ohio and I see the Ferris wheel.

batt001 says:

working on 4.1 in Budapest Hungary, i was very surprised when noticed this little feature :)

camiller says:

Not seeing it (in Omaha). Android 4.1.1, Google Search version 2.3.11.575405 it it matters.

Edit: Nevermind, got it by following the advice above of opening the search app directly rather than from the search bar widget.

angryGTS says:

Seeing it in Daytona Beach even though Daytona is not a major city,cool.

robinvanbeek says:

No Doodle for me :-(
Nexus 4, 4.2.1
The Hague, The Netherlands

Google should make a Doodle app that lets us Android users play the entire animation!

velvetelvis says:

in sacramento. cm 10.1 and no doodle. sad panda.

Viper says:

Ooh inter-species erotica.

I’m in SF and my N4 on 4.2.1 with the google now update has the doodle, I will miss the night time SF image though for the evening. Doesn’t look like there’s anything in the settings either.

brownmo58 says:

I still have yet to recieve the 4.2.2 update on my N7. I have 4.2.1 and nothing has changed.

Seeing it in browser on Nexus 7 but not on Google Now...4.2.1, from Connecticut...

after visiting Google.com in the browser it appeared in Google Now...

Sagaris says:

Visited Google.com in the Chrome beta browser, still no ferris wheel in Google Now.

4.2.1 GNex in Holland.

Nice touch - appeared earlier this morning. From America's Finest City - San Diego!

amplwp says:

Running Android 4.1.1 on my Galaxy SIII and Google Now still has the cartoon mountains in background. All Google products are up to date, too. Living here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada area.

Haven't checked my Nexus 7 yet though.

BTW Google Now on Nexus 7 is better than on the S3 - it has more card options!

HubyD says:

Not seeing anything (well, mountains) on my Nexus 4, in Belgium.

Brian B1 says:

Slightly off topic.. but sometimes google now just has "g" in the search bar, and the next time it will have "Google" in the search bar. Anybody know the difference?

yentrog31 says:

Be sure and click on the heart♥ to see the match-ups. Cool doodle G.

AkshatNz says:

Stock image of the mountains in Google Now from Auckland, New Zealand. Opening Google.com in Chrome shows the ferris wheels.

Running RR based on 4.2.1 on my SII

oGr3 says:

Not seeing the doodle in Stockholm, Sweden.

JinCT says:

Is Google Now Traffic card supposed to update the distance and time to your location in real time?

tmac9wr says:

Seeing the normal mountains here in São Paulo, running 4.2.1 on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.

Judging from the responses, it seems like this is a US-only thing?

By the way, I didn't realize they were doing city-specific pictures on Google Now. That's fantastic. I really hope they'll do a São Paulo pic soon.

justg2 says:

It Was on my s3 for awhile yesterday but kept switching back & forth from old bg to Doodles till it stopped on no bg at all. Running chrome beta & once it updated yest, I'm back to mountains but nicer 1's..

Timbitman says:

I'm in Toronto, everything's the same.....

Roy Droid says:

Did they take this feature away? I don't see the current doodle on my Google Now. It's just a drawing of blue mountains, which I'm sick of seeing. Would like to see the current World Cup doodles pop up in my Google Now.