Google Changes Up Mobile Home Page
Google today introduced another new mobile version of Google.com for the iPhone and Android platforms. The new look and feel reflect changes that Google recently made to the desktop version of Google.com. Mobile users will notice a new tool that provides for greater options when conducting searches. The drop-down menu lets users filter search results via news, products, Twitter posts, as well as specify links generated in the last 24 hours, the last week, month, and so on. Right now the new mobile search tools are only available in the U.S, but Google said the new Google.com mobile site will work on more platforms and in more regions soon.
Google Search for Android Gains Offline Mode
Google has made it possible for Google Search to work even when the device goes offline. The latest build of Search for Android can store Google searches if a phone loses its network connection.
Google Adjusts Google Now Cards and Search
Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company's new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week.
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 Play Music Searches Reveal Playable Results
Google has updated its Play Music app for Android devices and made it possible to play songs directly from search results. Now, when users search for a song, album, or artist, the top three results include a "play" button that lets them jump immediately to those songs.
Google Makes It Easier to Find Fun Stuff to Do
Google today tweaked its mobile search tools to help people find entertaining activities nearby. Specifically, performing searches for generic events will dial in an easy-to-digest summary of close-by activities from sites such as Eventbrite and Meetup.