Originally Posted by Unforgiven
I use a GNEx and a Nexus 7, I'm not sure how it's implemented on a skinned rom. Try swypin up from the home key when unlocked, see if that works. That's the only other way I know how to get into Now.
I can set a shortcut to google seach on the lockscreen that I can swipe up to get into it.
I guess my question has been answered then. Nothing is actually pushed at you, you have to activate the search app by some means to see these cards.