Now, looking for the weather forecast or a stock quote, solving an equation, or converting kilograms into pounds, become more easier, richer, and interactive as Google rolled out improvements to some of these answers on google.com in English on mobile and tablet -- now, searching for weather on tablet and mobile, you'll see a new 10-day and hourly weather forecast that you can interact with.
As reported earlier, Google now has officialy announced the makeover of its calculator feature --"you can search for any calculation on google.com and you'll get a fully functional scientific calculator at your fingertips," Google said.
For example, "in our flight status quick answer, we've included a flight progress indicator and increased the size of arrival and departure times so you can quickly see when your loved ones will be landing," Google stated.
Other quick answer features updating on mobile and tablet cover finance, currency conversion, unit conversion, dictionary definitions, local time lookup, and holiday and sunrise times -- now sporting simplified experience so you can focus on the answer you were looking for.
For example, "for unit conversions the answer is displayed prominently for a question like [how many miles are 42 kilometers]. If you'd like to convert another unit of measure like [how many yards in a mile], you can simply tap the card and see the full unit converter right there," Google explained.
Google Knowledge Graph, which was launched back in May 17 in the U.S. -- is now available in Australia for English language searches. Try a search like [Sydney Opera House] or [AC/DC] or [cloudstreet].
Google Web Fonts today introduces "Poster Images," which allows you to easily see what a font looks like with different effects, on a variety of different backgrounds.
To start, visit the Google Web Fonts directory and select the Poster tab at the top. Change the font size or the appearance of the poster to check out how different styles look. When you find a font you like, hover over it to see more details and add it to your collection.
Google Translate app for Android, today integrates Google Goggles' optical character recognition (OCR) technology, to help you use the mobile camera to input text without typing. -- in short cloning Babel fish.
The feature currently support optical character recognition for Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
To use this new camera feature, "push the camera button, point at some text, tap to freeze the picture, brush the part you want with your finger, et voila -- enjoy your machine translation," Google explains.
As usual, "you can click the text-to-speech icons to listen to the source text or the translated text."
To give it a try -- download the updated Google Translate app for Android on Google Play.