Google is planning to add the white search bar, which you normally see in Google Now, to its Play Store app. In an upcoming Play Store update, Google will replace the existing tiny search icon with full search bar, allowing the users to tap anywhere on the bar to open the search function. It is almost exactly same as you see in the search bar present in Google Now including the spinning arrow animation.
There is no word on when this Play Store update will begin rolling-out, but it is expected soon. As Play Store update are normally released in batches, it could take some time for it to reach to your Android device. [Source: Google+]
Google adds new carousel feature in mobile search
Google has announced that it has upgraded the mobile search interface on Android to include a new carousel feature, which will showcase freshest, most relevant content from within a single website.
“When you search for a topic or news source, just scroll down to see a “carousel” of recent articles, videos or more on that subject,”Google wrote in a blog post.
According to the search giant, carousel results are only available for select websites right now, but Google will add more in the coming months.