Launch the stock Browser and perform my search from there through the Google Search web interface
Sometimes even launch Ingress and have the map load for my location
…than to open the Google Search app, perform a search, and get back the list of results. Does anyone know why the Google Search app is so slow and if there is a way to speed it up (or if it would be simple to create a faster alternative)? It seems strange that, given how fast searching from the web or Chrome omnibox is, the official Google Search app would be so slow.
Google Now reminded me about the _Doctor Who_ Christmas special. Not only did I not ask it to remind me, I did not know it _could_ remind me. We are officially moving into the world of science fiction.
If you have not done so yet, check out the new 3D cities in Google Earth for Android. They look incredibly realistic (though you might have to wait a bit depending on the speeds of your device and connection).