Google doesn't like leaving anyone behind, and so it has updated its Google Search app for Android to bring some of the improvements we've seen in Ice Cream Sandwich to older versions of the Android OS. The update brings the Google Search app to version 18.104.22.168963, which is a solidly absurd version number.
The update is said to provide faster and smoother performance along with a new (and theoretically improved) simplified user interface. The app also now groups search suggestions by type with web searches on top, and results for apps, contacts, map places etc underneath. You will also now be able to remove items from your search history by long-pressing on the item. And, a pretty cool global feature which will add country-specific suggestions for countries with Google domains.
Not a bad update. The new version of Google Search is compatible with devices on Android 2.2 through Android 3.2
, and obviously Android 4.0 users have the changes baked-in already. If you want the new version, just head over to the Android Market
and grab it for free.