Google Intros Mobile Shopping Tool for Android and iPhone
Today Google announced a mobile version of its Google Product Search tool that supports the iPhone and Android platforms. Google Product Search on the desktop gives users the ability to see prices, ratings, reviews, and details about products they are researching. Google says Google Product Search for mobile gives you the same product information that would otherwise be delivered to a PC. After performing a search, users click on products like electronics or video games and they'll see product pages that include ratings and technical specifications. Google Product Search for mobile will let users make more informed decisions when considering purchases. Right now, it is supported in the U.S. and the U.K.
Google Adds Actual Games to Mobile Search
Google today made several simple games available to play directly in search results. Performing a search for solitaire will bring up a playable version of the card game.
Google Tweaks Search with Fresh Discovery Tools
Google today announced several changes to its core search product that are meant to help people discover fresh content as they perform searches. For example, Featured Snippets are content highlighted by Google to provide "quick, relevant answers" to search queries.
Google Search for iPhone Gets AMP'd
Google today updated its Google Search app for the iPhone and added several new features. The most significant improvement is support for Google's accelerated mobile pages, or AMP.
Google Lens Uses Machine Learning to Recognize Objects
Google today announced Google Lens, an image-recognition tool that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches. The tool is a significant advancement to the old Google Image Search app.
Google to Surface iOS App Content in Search Results
Google today enabled a new functionality that will let the Google Search app find content within iOS apps and include that data in search results. Users will then be able to select the search results and go directly to the associated app on their phone.