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This article was published on May 2, 2014

Google Now for Android updated to keep cards loaded when you lose service

Google Now for Android updated to keep cards loaded when you lose service 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 very useful Google Now improvement: cards will now stay loaded even when you lose service. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.

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Instead of merely complaining that there’s no internet connection, Google Now will merely say “Content was last updated x hours ago” followed by your cards. This tweak will be particularly useful for those who commute on the subway or in general often find themselves without cellular service. It’s frankly surprising this needed to be added as a feature and wasn’t there from the start.

See also – Google Search for Android now lets you say ‘Ok Google, take a photo’ or ‘take a video’ to launch the camera app 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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