Google has launched a big update to its Search app for Android, which provides users a much easier way to discover what they are looking for via search. Specifically, a Google Search query will now also feature results found within applications, improving the complete search process, and also pulling app options from within Google Play, based on the search query.
Thanks to the app listings that have been added to the app, it enables the search functionality to scan apps and their data in order to discover and provide you the information that you need. The company explains about 3 different types of app listings which will appear in the search depending upon your search query:
- Open in app: This particular app listing generates results based on the search term that’s available in the apps you already have on your device. Just tap the ‘Open in app’ option and you will be diverted to the page within the app relevant to your search. But the results are only shown if you are signed in to your Google Account. Currently, this feature is only available for select apps.
- Google Play buttons: If your search query includes something relevant to the apps from Google Play Store, then this feature lists a group of apps. You can then tap on the Google Play button on any app to enter Play Store app, and download the app.
- Download button: When you search for the exact title of the app, you will encounter a card with details about the app. Then tap on the ‘Download’ button to download it.
Moreover, the app listings in search results is only available on Android devices running on 2.3+ firmware in the US who have their language set to English.
The company says that the new features are being revealed to Android via Search app, or directly in the Android and Chrome browser of the device.
Android users can download the latest version of Google Search app from the link given below.
Google Search download link for Android (free)