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Google is experimenting with new features for search in Android
Some Android users will see additional features after they hit the Google search box, which is placed on the home screen of the OS. Besides recent searches Android also displays trending topics and locations nearby.
The search field in Android, where users with text or voice input can enter a search late after a touch currently shows a number of recent searches. It is possible that Google intends to show the search functionality, according to the experiences of a number of Android users who received new options presented.
Rather recent searches in the screenshots that were noted by Android Police see three choices. In addition to recent searches you can choose to ‘what’s hot’, which a number of popular topics are displayed in the list. Whether this list only on popularity or even on personal preferences based is not yet clear. Furthermore, there is a “Nearby’ option in the menu, pressing this delivers the choice, for example a restaurant, gas station or ATM in the area to search.
Google has probably made the changes on the server side, but not yet activated for all users. Possible experiments the company with the new features. If and when all Android users get the additional options in the search field is not known.
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