Google is putting a news feed in Android’s home screen


Google Now launched four years ago with a bold promise: instead of making you search for information you need, Google would figure it out and just present it to you in the form of swipeable cards. But it took most of those years for the feature to become more than a promise — presenting transit times, meetings, and weather in a reliable way. But along with those improved info cards came another feature that apparently proved popular: news cards.

Now, a new update to the Google App (notably, it’s not referred to as “Google Now” anymore) is putting more of a focus on news. So the Google App is essentially splitting into two parts. On the right is the section called “Upcoming,” where you’ll find all the same, personally-relevant news…

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