Google has updated its mobile search/information assistant app with new information sources and a basic widget. There was speculation that Google would release a Google Now widget with its Android 4.2.2 update yesterday but now the widget has arrived for all devices that support the Google Search app.
The widget is very bare bones and will update with new cards when new information is available. Those with Android Jellybean will be able to add the widget to the lock screen for quick access to information without unlocking the phone.
Google Now had added more information sources like movie ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and real estate values from Zillow. Now will also integrate with Fandango, reminding you when to leave for a movie. Tickets can be purchased using Google Now and the app will provide a QR code that can be scanned at the theater. Collegiate sports will also show up in Google Now if you’ve searched for a collegiate team.
You can get the Google Now update here.