New Google Search experience is being rolled out to the iPad & Android 3.1+ tablets

New Google Search experience is being rolled out to the iPad & Android 3.1+ tablets
Just because some tablet platforms retain most of the fundamental characteristics of their smartphone platform counterparts, it doesn’t always mean that the smartphone experience will upscale and work smoothly in the tablet medium. Well, for anyone who owns a tablet and constantly relies on Google Search, they know all too well that the experience might not adhere to all of the unique aspects of tablets.

Thankfully, Google is rolling out an updated Google Search experience that actually enhances the tablet experience – albeit, it’s only going to be made available on the iPad and Android 3.1+ tablets. Essentially, one can expect to find a simplified layout with search results and a new button that allows you to quickly choose the kind of results you want to populate – such as being able to switch between Shopping, Videos, Places, and Images.

With the latter, they’ve actually improved the results page seeing that enlarged previews of images are now available. Furthermore, we also will find continuous scroll and faster thumbnail loading with Google Image searches.

Currently, the new experience is being rolled out over the course of the next few days – meaning, it’ll just magically appear at any point, so don’t be shocked with the unexpected transformation.

source: Google Mobile Blog via Mobileburn

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8 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

iOS.. now with more android!

6. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

they're smart, get ipad users good on it, then, when android tablets take over like they did with smart phones, yank the carpet!

2. Abhisheky35 unregistered

I am from India and I'm already using this search experience from 2 days.I'm on iPad 2

3. SOUNDANDFURY unregistered

I hate the new screen, thinks it's like the mobile site. If I wanted the mobile site, I would have used it to start with.

4. dionddc

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Why don't they use an Apple search engine? Oh wait.

5. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

I personally don't like it either on my iPad 2. I wish there was a way to turn it off or something, lol.

7. Bob unregistered

I hate it. I have been trying to turn it off for several days. Resetting to make Yahoo my engine. Email when google gets back to letting us choose... I thought the comment about Android taking over the smartphone market was pretty funny. Maybe in Bizarro world or something like that. But not in our lifetime...

8. SCFiji unregistered

Loved the old one but the new is just not good at all, just changed back to Yahoo

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