Google Opens Google Now Features to Those on Jelly Bean Mobiles

By Gary Cutlack on at

If you're one of the lucky people to have had your phone updated to Google's "Jelly Bean" version of the code, there's even more fun to be had now. The company's added the latest Google Now code to its standard search options.

As well as bringing Google Now to mobiles, this also includes some of the newly announced Google Now features that were revealed last night when the company showed off Android 4.2, including Gmail integration and more voice actions, so you're actually getting a little bit of a preview of part of the next version of Android before it arrives.

If you'd like to try Google Now, and have something running Android 4.1, Google's updated standalone search app and widget can be installed directly from the Play Store. [Google Play via Techradar]