Search 6.5.26 Google beta version, the change is minimal, but Google suspected to cancel the Now Google brand name. Now Google can be seen to be removed, the previous "cards Now" into a "Feed", "on Tap Now" into a "search Screen", may be the upcoming Assistant Google. Google may not be the same time to retain the Assistant and Now these two brand names.
It is not clear how Now Google will be integrated into the Now, on Tap Assistant experience is not perfect, the function has never reached the true expectations of Google.
Assistant such a virtual assistant will be more reasonable, set a variety of functions in one, in addition to the search can also deal with other complex. In contrast, "Now" has never been out of the definition of "Search".
Even if the demise of the Now brand name, in fact, the function will be integrated into other products. For Google, this means that the Now era is over, and Assistant is the future.