News by Andrew Kameka on Friday August 10, 2012.
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Google Now is more than just a new voice search application for Android; it's also an indication of how Google will overhaul the user interface for its search products.
Google is injecting Google Now UI elements into its mobile search results, though only for select queries. Since July 17, searching for the weather while using a tablet will bring up a large 10-day forecast similar to what's seen in Google Now results. Starting this week, looking up flights will result in a tracker that illustrates how close the flight is to the destination, terminal and gate info, and departure and arrival times. Both pages have font and graphical elements similar to what Google has used for its popular new voice search app, and these elements will be part of a broader search strategy.
New "quick answer" visual tweaks are also available for calculators, currency or unit conversion, dictionary definitions, finance news, holidays, and sunrise/sunset times. The revamped UI currently works only for English searches on Google.com, but phone and tablet users in other countries will gain support at a later date.source: Google
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