Google Now Adds Widgets, Integration With App Partners

Without question, Google Now is one of the more fantastic software developments to hit the smartphone world in recent years. It's wildly smart, and sincerely does a great job of notifying you of things that you'll need to be know soon -- it anticipates your needs, and gives you information to achieve. And now, Now is getting even more personal. Google has today decided to integrate Google Now with new partners, and make information even easier to access.

Going to the movies? Movie cards now include the latest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, so you can pick the right movie. Purchase your tickets through Fandango, and Google Now will remind you when you need to leave for the theater, and pull up your tickets once you arrive. In the market for a new home? Google Now can provide you with nearby real estate listings from Zillow. Plus, when you are checking out that remodeled kitchen at the open house, Now will automatically pull up more information about the listing.

The new Google Now widget brings all your important Now cards to your home or lock screen, so you don’t even have to open the app. To try out these new cards, get the latest version of the Google Search app for Android, available on Google Play for devices running Android 4.1 and above.