Google Now Update Basically Makes It Passbook (and So Much More)

By Sam Gibbs on at

Google Now is awesome, and the best bit is that it's getting even smarter, fast. Google's just rolled out a Now update that basically makes it Passbook for Android. It'll automatically pull boarding passes and tickets straight from your Gmail and slap the QR codes right up front for scanning at the gate.

Right now it'll only do it for United Airlines in the States, but Google's promising rapid updates with more and more airlines being shoved into it. Of course, Now's so much more than Passbook could ever be on iOS, so it'll also pull down all the relevant information once you touchdown the other side. Plus you can now post directly to Google+ from Now to tell the world that you're on holiday, so your house is ready for a burgling. [Google via TechRadar]