If you use Google Gesture Search, an app that we have largely ignored over the years because, well, Google doesn't exactly do much with it, good news - it's been updated! For the first time in over a year.

Google Gesture Search 2.1.4 adds a new widget that allows you to quickly launch recently used things, and the app now displays as a popup on tablets. There are also the requisite "bug fixes and UI improvements." The widget seems, frankly, pretty damn useless aside from being a widget that displays things you sometimes are prone to doing on your phone, with no apparent logic behind said displayed items. Cool!

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I think it's safe to say that Gesture Search is probably some Google employee's mostly-forgotten 80/20 side-project that gets worked on when their 15 other side projects are not available, presumably under a table during annual department meetings, on a Galaxy Nexus that sits in a drawer for literally 364 days of the year, which I think explains the frequency of updates.

Anyway, head to the Play Store to grab the update, and look out for v2.1.5 next July!

The app was not found in the store. :-(