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This article was published on May 5, 2014

Google Now for Android updated to alert you of nearby stores with products you’ve searched for

Google Now for Android updated to alert you of nearby stores with products you’ve searched for Image by: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Google today updated Google Search for Android with a new shopping feature: a card that lets you know about stores nearby that carry products you’ve previously researched on Google. The company didn’t say how long it will remember which products you’ve searched for, or whether there is a limit to how many it will keep track of. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.

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As you can see above, the Google Now card shows you the product and its price to remind you that you were interested in it. All you have to do is physically go into the listed store and see if it’s in stock, though we wouldn’t be surprised if that information is added to Google Now one day as well. If it works as well as described, Google Now may one day ensure you only need to enter stores to buy what you’ve already researched, for a price you know in advance, and when you know it’s in stock.

See also – Google Now for Android updated to keep cards loaded when you lose service and Google Search for Android can now show results from inside third-party apps and Google Play app listings

Image Credit: Kimhiro Hoshino/Getty Images

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