Browser Version of Google Gains Places Integration
Google has refreshed the mobile browser-based version of Google.com for the iOS and Android platforms. The new version includes integration with Google's Places service. Now, below the search field, Google.com shows icons that let users automatically search for restaurants, coffee shops and bars. By selecting the "more" option, users are taken to a browser version of Places that offers all the search options, adding fast food, shops, attractions, gas stations, ATMs and more. The browser will remember recent locations and create a location history for easier searching. The revised Google.com for mobile browsers is available on the iPhone, iPad, and on all Android devices.
Google Makes Searching and Sharing Via iMessage Simpler
Google today detailed several new features headed to the Google Search app on iOS devices. First and foremost, Google Search gains a new extension for iMessage that lets you perform Google searches from within iMessage and then easily share the results.
Google Wholly Revamps Google Earth for Desktop and Mobile
Google today released a brand new version of Google Earth that it has spent two years crafting. This revised Google Earth is all about giving people more ways to view things thanks to changing perspectives, new zooming behaviors, and, of course, plenty of ways to share.
Latest Google Photos App Improves Search
Google is rolling out an update to its Google Photos app for Android with a new search bar. The app places the search bar at the top, replacing the floating action button that previously adorned the lower corner of the app.
Google Adds Real-Time Tabs to Google Maps for Android
Google today updated its Google Maps app for Android devices with new tab-based tools meant to help access real-time information with a single tap. Moving forward, three tabs appear at the bottom of Maps' home screen: places, driving, and transit.
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.