Google's mobile search app now has a personalized news feed

Google is increasingly looking to make its products more social, and its latest attempt is to create a feed within its mobile search app that will show you news stories, sports scores, and videos, all based on your previous searches. The company introduced news stories in the Google app back in December, and today's update sees Google building upon that by leveraging its AI smarts and rolling out new actions.

The feed includes topics currently trending in your area, and Google also pulls in information from other services, including Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube searches. For instance, if you're interested in Game of Thrones, Google will serve up news articles based on HBO's hit show. Or if you're going to vacation to a particular country, Google will offer suggestions on places to visit.

The goal is to turn the default Google app into a destination for news and entertainment, much like Facebook. The feed is now rolling out in the U.S., and will be making its way to other countries over the coming weeks.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.