Google Takes Aim at Improving BlackBerry 6 Search
Google today announced a refresh of its browser-based Google Search product for the BlackBerry 6 platform. First, Google Search for BlackBerry 6 adds features such as autocomplete and search history to help speed up text entry. Second, Google revised the behavior of the search result pages in an attempt to make it easier to sift through results for the right information. Third, users of touch-based BlackBerries can now swipe through image search results. Last, Google has added its Places feature, which helps people locate local businesses through predefined categories. The new features are available to most BlackBerry 6 devices in the WebKit-based browser.
Google Adds Captions to Image Search Results
Google today said it is now providing more information in image search results. When people perform searches using Google Images, they'll see new captions that include the title of the web page where the result is published.
Google Image Search Gains Badges to Help Classify Results
Google today added a new tool to image search that should help clarify what type of content is available within the individual search results. Moving forward, people will begin to see small badges in the bottom left corner of image results that indicate what's behind the image.
Searching for Movies in Google Search Just Got Better
Google today improved the way it displays search results for movies on mobile devices. The latest update to the Google app now lets people compare ratings, showtimes, theater locations, and other details in a new result card.
Google Takes Steps to Ensure Search Results Are Locally Relevant
Google today said it has updated the way it handles queries in Search and Maps when people travel. Moving forward, people will be served search results based on their actual location, not the domain they've indicated on the web (such as .com, .uk, .de, etc.) Google says people using Search in the U.S.
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.