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Google has released a search app for Windows 8 devices, much as it has for those running iOS and the BlackBerry OS.Google App Adds Search Functionality To Windows 8 [zdnet.com]
The app, flagged up by Microsoft engineer Mohamed Mansour in a Google+ post on Tuesday, makes it possible for users to search through Google's engine without needing to fire up a browser. It also provides a quick link to Google services including Gmail, Drive, YouTube, Reader, Maps and Calendar.
Google has also put voice control into the app — in Mansour's words, Google Now is "baked in", giving Windows 8 devices some of the same functionality as that on Android 'Jelly Bean' 4.1 smartphones and tablets.