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The best new feature Google Now has added in a long time is finally here

Published May 1st, 2014 8:55AM EDT
Google Now Parking Locations Card
Image: Android Police

As previously hinted, Google has added support for a handy new feature in its newest Google Search for Android update: an automatic parking detection card in Google Now that will remind drivers where they parked their cars. Android Police has inspected the new Google Search v3.4 APK, and has made the file available for download from its website.

Google has updated its support pages with instructions for users on how to use the new parking location card, revealing that Google Now will detect when users will be leaving a moving vehicle and register a parking location. Unfortunately, the app won’t be able to actually know whether the user was driving the vehicle, so parking location cards will also show up when they exit a bus or a friend’s car. The feature can be disabled when not required.

In addition to the new parking card in Google Now, the new Google Search for Android update brings a new reminder interface with better arrangement of past reminders, a centralized list for nicknames in Accounts & privacy, a merged Help & feedback menu, a new offline mode that won’t clear all cards, and a feature that lets users open some of the phone’s settings by voice (it works on volume and display settings so far).

Users will be able to update their Google Search apps on their devices, or can download the APK of Google Search v3.4 for Android directly from Android Police.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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