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 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.
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.
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 Now On Tap Lets You Search Selected Text and Images
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap feature for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Moving forward, users will be able to highlight the exact set of text they'd like to search via Now On Tap.
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.