Search updated with better app linking, icons for a future hs-free mode

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 6 Aug 2014

YouTube Music weren’t the only ones to get a little polished this week; Search is apparently has some new features to show off, too. The app for Android now features more app deep-linking abilities, so if you search for something within a specific app, Search should be able to bring it up in the results as long as the app developer enabled it to do so. And if you tap on the result, you can be taken directly to the part of the app with the info you need.

Thanks to Android lice’s deep-diving abilities, there’s also evidence that suggests that is finally working on that hs-free feature we’ve been waiting for. There are icons (that aren’t used yet) strings of code for the function, but the hs-free prompt doesn’t actually work. 

’s update dnesdays have been rather lackluster lately, but that’s to be expected as the Android maker prepares its next major version for release. And with individually updating its apps on a weekly basis, we don’t have to wait for a monumental update cycle to get new features.

The update has started rolling out to Android devices everywhere, should hit yours within the next few days.