In a multi-platform world, Google relies heavily on mobile devices. We’ve seen the Google Mobile site get some a redesign, but where’s the love for tablet users? We knew a tablet-optimized Google Search was coming that would be a mixture between desktop and mobile search. And Google’s now announced this tablet-optimized Google Search (for Browser) is rolling out in the coming days. We gotta say, it looks very nice.
As you can see in the images below, the new experience comes with bigger buttons, text and other “touch targets.” Those who’ve used Google Search on a tablet browser know it can be a nuisance to tap smaller links. This is something the new Google Search for tablets will improve, making the search experience faster, easier and more comfortable.
There’s also new drop-down menus below the search box. These buttons will let you to categorize and further define your search. The first button is the most important; it provides access to the categorized results we all know from Google (images, videos, places, shopping, etc).
Image searching has also become easier and faster. Thumbnails will be a bit larger and should preview faster. Also, you’ll be able to infinitely scroll down, just like you would in the desktop Google Search.
Overall, the new Search experience looks much more defined and intuitive. We’ll hold judgement until we get to use it, though. It still hasn’t shown up on my tablet. Google mentions the new tablet experience will start rolling out within the next few days. This new experience will be available for Android 3.1+ and iPad devices, so keep your eyes open if you fall within that category. Are you guys liking how it looks? Let us know how it feels once you get it!