The Mountain View-based giant is rolling out a major update for Google Search which now reached version 3.1.8. Some of you might have already gotten the update via Play Store, but if you hadn’t you can download the Google Search 3.1.8 APK using the link below. Let’s have a look at the new features brought by the new version.
Google Search 3.1.8 is the same as the one coming pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat, but now you can use it on any handset running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or later. The update brings improved user interface, new animation for refresh, new search layout, and other goodies.
Moreover, because the Search app itself integrates the Google Experience launcher, you will be able to get the Nexus 5 look on any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1+. All you need to do is download the Google Experience Launcher APK from here an install it on your smartphone after you update to Google Search 3.1.8.
Until now the Google Experience Launcher APK was only compatible with the Android 4.4 devices and even hand some glitches for the tablets. Courtesy of Google Search 3.1.8 update the GEL works flawlessly on both smartphones and tablets.
The new Google Search 3.1.8 also brings new cards (Website update card, New topic card, and what to watch card), plus Waze maps support with traffic incidents, rugby teams for the scores cards, improved reminders, and in-store pickup notification for packages.
But the biggest improvement by far is the talk-back function that comes to life when performing certain actions like sending a text message or email. Furthermore, Google Now will now ask for clarifications if, for example, it didn’t get the contact name right or your contact has several phone numbers.
You can download the Google Search 3.1.8 APK using this link. You might want to know that the APK is signed by Google and it will update your current Google Search app. If you didn’t receive the update, there’s no reason to wait for, as the APK above is the same as the one that will be pushed via Play Store.
Have you tried the new Google Search 3 app? Did you find any Easter eggs or new features? Please let us know in comments.