Default [Q] No listening Google Search widget

Hi I just got my black Xperia Z2 and loving it! But coming from GS4 i came to notice the Google search widget doesnt have the listen feature in the homescreen.

Second problem is that when i tap the microphone icon on Google Now app or on the widget, it doesnt beep letting u know its listening. But it does listen and beeps normally when its finished listening. Its kinda misleading if you use GNow often.

Anyone experienced this? Pls share thoughts.