An improved, smarter and more diverse search experience will feature in Ubuntu 13.04.
Ubuntu wants to be more helpful and more relevant than it is at present - as well as faster.
In an attempt to both broaden the types of data that can be searched from the Dash and increase the relevancy of results, Ubuntu and Canonical are to introduce some major improvements to the Scopes API.
More online integration is coming to Ubuntu in its next release, Canonical have announced. Ubuntu 13.04 will 'fulfil' the goal of the Unity Dash to be a one-stop global search tool. It will include more 'Scopes', a new relevancy ranking system, and a wider range of commercial product suggestions.