Google Search app for Windows 8 gets new update

It's been a while since Google has launched a new update for its Google Search app for Windows 8 but today a new version is now available for download. The last such update was released in mid-November and added Windows RT support as well as a way to view YouTube videos inside the app. 

Today's new update for Google Search seems to be a fairly minor upgrade for the app. The change notes state that it now has a way to change the voice search language in the app's settings. It also has a way to view a user's Google Web History. Finally, there are some unnamed bug fixes in this new version.

The Google Search app remains the only Windows 8 app that's been made directly by Google and it remains one of the most downloaded free Modern-style apps for Microsoft's OS; it's currently in the number three spot on the top 100 free Windows 8 app list in the Windows Store.

The company has already stated it has no plans to launch anymore official Windows 8 apps for its services such as YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail. That hasn't stopped a number of third party Windows 8 app developers from making their own Google-based apps, with YouTube video apps being particularly popular in the Windows Store.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Google

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