Google’s Android app just got a lot smarter.
Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday.
Google Now, launched in 2012, provides personalized search results — in the form of “cards” — automatically based on a user’s previous actions. For example, as you leave work the app may surface a Google Now card alerting you to an accident on your way home and provide an alternate route via Google Maps
But these cards largely relied on Google’s own services: Maps, Calendar, Gmail, Search etc. The latest update changes that with integration with a few dozen third-party apps, including Lyft, eBay, Ford, Pandora and …