Google announced on Friday that it has updated its Google Search application on Android, which includes the Google Now service, to include offline support for its Google Now cards.
That means you’ll be able to see the latest sports scores, news, financial information, travel alerts and more, all while you’re underground during your commute. The data is pre-loaded, of course, so you won’t know if any of the information changes, but at least you’ll have access to the cards.
Before today, Google Now would simply say you don’t have an Internet connection and wouldn’t load the card interface at all. Now, though, you’ll be able to access the super useful information that Google Now always provides. For me, it seems particularly useful especially in places like an airport, where you might have a boarding pass but also might be in a wireless dead zone.
It appears to only apply to Android right now, even though Google Now is also available on iOS. Be sure to update your app to take advantage of the new feature.