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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by pedorro, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. pedorro

    pedorro Lurker
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    Since I upgraded my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2 - AT&T) to Jelly Bean 4.1.2, the Google search function (now it's Google Now) doesn't return any installed apps. If I begin typing 'imd' it used to return a list of various matching results, including the installed IMDb app. It no longer does. And yes, I have selected 'installed apps' in Google Now's settings.

    Anyone else seen this or have any suggestions? Thanks

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I know Apple forced samsung to remove that function (local search) from some of their phones in the US so it could be that.
    Check out the google app Gesture Search. It will do the same thing :thumbup:
  3. pedorro

    pedorro Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Jesus! That seems to fit the bill. Apple has turned out to be a far bigger asshole than MS ever was in the 90's. Actually forcing Samsung to remove features from existing devices. Like they could actually own the concept of searching a computer for an installed application. **** them.
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yup they claim to have patented it so they sue the biggest android OEM. i had local (on the phone) search on a Nokia Symbian smartphone that was launched before the first iphone lol!
    Its strange how the ruling only affected the US.
    I remember when samsung removed it from the s3, they did it in a firmware update and "forgot" to tell the users theyd lose that function :banghead::D
    P.s, youll maybe notice your screen no longer has that elasticy "bounce" when you scroll to the bottom of a list or a page. Apple own that too lol :D
  5. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Check your settings in google Now. In it you will see "Phone Search"

    There you can check or uncheck apps, Play Books, etc. as well as individual apps you downloaded (i.e. amazon, office suite, etc.)
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  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Still works for me. Running Android 4.2.2

    I've no idea if this is due to the custom rom I'm running though.

  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Oh yeah i should have said to try that incase it hasnt been removed from s2 lol :D:beer:
  8. meryvn

    meryvn Lurker

    It isn't working for me on a Nexus 4 either. Definitely used to, have only noticed it stopped in the last few days though.

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