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Thanks to Latest Update, Google Now Displays Google Doodles

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Yesterday’s update to Google Now continues to surprise us with fun-filled tweaks. The latest, is the displaying of Google Doodles in the top area that is normally reserved for your location and the time of day. In today’s doodle, being Valentine’s Day and all, we get the Ferris Wheel of love. The doodle isn’t exactly interactive like the version you’ll find on google.com, but you can still click on it to learn the history of the Ferris Wheel, which was created by George Ferris.

Think we’ll see more doodles going forward? I hope so.

Cheers EC8CH, Michael, blakjakdavy, Chris, Brian, and Andrew!

  • duke69111

    I also noticed that when you click the voice search button from the google search widget, if there is music playing, after a few seconds of listening, a music note pops up and lets you click it for a song search all from the search widget. A nice feature.

  • Alex

    So my Google Now never displays the image behind the search bar. It’s just the search bar with nothing behind it. I do have location services on, but not the GPS. Does anyone know if this is a specific card that I may have turned off, or an option?

  • lebanese

    Its interactive if u have flashplayer downloaded on my note 10.1 with jelly bean 4.1.2

  • Buy This

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned but it also started automatically displaying shipping confirmation and packages en route today for me.

    • This has always been hit or miss.

      • Geoff Johnson

        It never worked for me, even when viewing the message in my inbox showed the package status, it never showed up in Now 🙁

  • JetBlue

    Is anybody else not able to pull up the Menu bar on the Galaxy Note 2? It’ll pull up the menu but it goes away right away.

    • Dennis Tester

      I have the same problem on my Note 2

    • jrod4545

      Yep. Same problem here.

  • Matt

    Is their a way to keep this with the search bar in the widget all the time as a card?

  • Glad to be looking at anything other than mountains.

    • NexusPhan69

      I enjoy when I get the mountain actually. I’m so used to the NYC skylike.

      • Not everyone lives in a Major city….

        • NexusPhan69

          My point was its the same for everyone regardless of mountains or a skyline. You’re used to seeing one thing all the time and whenever it changes is a plus. This update makes that happen without ever having to

          • True. But I live in the St. Louis metro area. ~ halfway between the Rockies and Appalachians. So, maybe it annoys me more than others(and more than it should.)

          • EC8CH

            Live in Fargo… Google Now shows mountains.

            Nailed it Google 🙂

          • michael arazan

            St.Louis here, gives me mountains too and we are 200 miles away from the Ozarks mountains, which used to be the tallest mountains in the americas 100’s of thousands of years ago. St.louis is mostly below sea level and we have the iconic Arch.

          • It would be neat to see the arch. Heck, I’d settle for Prairies.

        • J. Gilbertson

          It’s a shame they don’t have a Dallas skyline in there. I’m a wee bit tired of the mountains too. I like the doodles!

  • DanWazz

    Noticed it this morning. Nice surprise.

  • Not in Spain….yet. I’m sick of all the US only features :S

    • Justin Swanson

      I live in Seoul, Korea (one of the largest cities in the world) and I usually have mountains -_-

  • coolsilver

    🙁 Well I guess I shouldn’t complain about finally getting ICS. But I wish this would continue to be backported.

  • FarmerTechno

    I had hoped they would do this. Maybe we’ll see the interactive versions in the future? Either way, nice touch, Google.

  • Oh Google, I love you.

    • joejoe5709

      Ditto. Good Valentines present. 🙂