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 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 Search App Gains Tappable Shortcuts
Google today said an update to its mobile search app should make it quicker and easier to find basic information via tappable shortcuts that are positioned underneath the search box. The shortcuts let people perform instant searches for a variety of items, including entertainment, sports, weather, food, news, and more.
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.