Google updated 2 of its Android applications to add better experiences for the users and in case of Play Books for some countries. So, let's review the changes to Play Books and Google Search as the 2 Google products for its own mobile platform:
Update: So, it seems adding the app suggestion and searching apps contents are not the only changes to the Google Search.
1. Google Play Books Supports More Country
As mentioned the changes to the Play Books is about countries, and Google added Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela to the list of countries which Play Books is supported. The Google Play Books ecosystem can now be accessed from 44 countries, and those who happen to live in either of these countries are lucky enough to read some precious collection right on their Android device.
Google Play Books is now available in these countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
2. Google Search: It Search the App Contents
Bef ore the latest update, you were only able to search for the names of applications from the Google Search, but from today you have the option to search the contents of the applications too. What you need to do is updating the Google Search to the latest version, but what the developers need to do is a little more harder. They need to do some changes so Google can index the contents of their applications (App Indexing - Expression of Interest). IMDB, Wikipedia, Open Table, Flizster, Expedia and moviefone are some of the first applications which have taken advantage of this new feature, and for example if you search for a Movie name in the Google Search application (or Chrome browser for Android or Android browsers), you will see the "Open in App" option for IMDB which opens the app upon tapping.
The other added feature to the Google Search is suggesting an app(s) which meets your search criteria. For example if your search "downhill skiing apps", you will be offered a collection of Android applications related to Downhill Skiing.
Update: Google Search (Google Now) now supports 3 more languages, and other than English it can respond you in French, German, or Japanese. Google is reportedly working hard on adding some more languages and we are guessing in the near future every one is talking to their devices in their own native languages.