Aug 08 AT 1:49 PM Dustin Earley 18 Comments

Google releases faster, simpler, more refined search for Android


Back before Google did Android, GMail and Google+, the company did search. They did search so well, nobody really searches for anything online anymore; they Google it. Fortunately, Google’s search-based bloodline has carried over to Android where, of course, Google is offering the best web-search experience in all the mobile landscape. This experience has been upgraded yet again today, as Google has just released a new “easier-to-use” search app for Android.

According to the Google Mobile Blog, new features in the Android search app include:

  • Suggestions grouped by type with web suggestions at the top
  • Country-specific suggestions and search results for all countries with Google domains
  • Long press to remove history items
  • Faster, smoother performance with an updated and simplified user interface

Additional tips from the search team:

  • Tap the arrow to the right of a search suggestion or history item to edit it before searching
  • Get suggestions from other apps on your phone – check out searchable items in Search settings
  • Long press on homescreen to add the Google Search widget if you don’t have it already

Anyone looking to download the new Google Search with Android 2.2 and above can do so via the Market widget below.


Source: Google Mobile Blog

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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