Google today released an update for its popular Google Search app. The update brings the iOS client to version 4.0, and includes a number of improvements to the Google Now feature such as support for smarter conversations and faster load times.
With smarter conversations, users can now ask follow-up questions to their originally search queries. So for example, if you ask Google Now what the weather is like, you can follow that up with: ‘what about tomorrow?’ or ‘how about this weekend?’
Here’s your full change log:
What’s New in Version 4.0.0
With today’s update, you can ask questions with your voice & get updates on topics you care about.
Have a smarter conversation with Google:
- Tap the microphone or say “Ok Google” to start
- Ask questions such as “What’s the weather like?”
- Then follow up with “How about this weekend?”
At Google, we know the web well. With Google Now, we’ll tell you when there’s an interesting article for:
- Your favorite topics
- Your upcoming trips
- Your favorite authors and blogs
Smaller updates include:
- Cricket sports cards in Google Now
- Faster loading of Google Search and Google Now
- More beautiful and fluid image results
If you’re interested, you can find the latest version of Google Search in the App Store for free.