Google Updates iPhone App with Notifications

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Google announced today that it has updated its Google Mobile iPhone app to push notifications from users' Google accounts to their phones. Now, an icon badge will show when you've got new mail in Gmail or when a reminder for a Google Calendar event comes up.

The badge will appear right on the home screen.

"We've also added spiffy features to get you information faster -- when looking for flight info, weather, stock quotes or currency conversion you'll see answers before you even hit 'Search'," says Google engineering manager David Singleton.

Google Mobile with Notifications

Google Mobile with Notifications

Google Mobile with Notifications

Google launched an updated version of Google Mobile for the iPhone in December, with a redesigned search results display that showed more results at once. It also opens web pages from the results within the app, a change from the previous version. It also came with Voice Search and My Location.

Today's release builds on these features integrating more of the overall Google experience with the device. This could prove to be key once Google reveals its plans for the rumored "Google Me".

The app is available in the App Store.

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