Who says Google never throws Microsoft a bone? Aw, jeez, ALL you guys? Well, it certainly can seem like that sometimes, and Google sure has chosen some unpopular places (YouTube) to make a stand, but it’s not like there’s no indication of amicability under those spats. Case in point: Google has just dropped a fresh update to its search app for Windows Phone.
Sure, it’s not the Google app we’d most like to see updated, but there still look to be some worthwhile improvements here. Like on WP8 devices, when using the updated app for voice searches, you’ll see your input popping up on screen straight away. There’s new integration with Google accounts, letting you sign in from the app, and better support for Google Images returned as search results. Beyond all that, you’ll find some general bugfixes and improvements, and Google mentions “resolution enhancements” that make it sound like the app will be a good fit for the new Lumia 1520.
The update should be available now for both Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 users.