google now cardsGoogle’s services, such as Gmail, Docs, Search, and so on are pretty fast and efficient, although the only downside is that they require internet connectivity. What this means is that in the event you lose cellphone reception or your internet goes down, you’d be unable to do anything in the meantime until your internet gets back up.

However we’ve seen Google starting to take some of their products and services offline, thus allowing users to continue working even when there is no connection. Google’s recent release of standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps is proof of that, and now it looks like Google will be giving the offline treatment to Google Now cards as well.

This was announced by Google on their Google+ page where they revealed that even if you were to lose internet connectivity, your Google Now cards will stay loaded. This will come in handy for those who have information displayed on their cards that they’d like to remain there, such as an address, currency converter, interesting reads, and etc.

However Google does mention that this offline mode is only available to those who have the latest Google Search update on their Android devices. As you might recall Google recently updated its Search where it introduced new features such as parking reminders. If you have yet to update it, you can head on over to the Google Play Store for the download.

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