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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  • aj

    Sweet always looking forward to improvements in any of the core google apps

    • Dustin Earley

      I love how Google took their native apps and made them updatable through the Market. Makes updating so much easier.


    The best finds a way to make it better…..

  • Dylan Andersen

    The app has since been pulled, as well as the blog post.

    • Dustin Earley

      Looking into it.

  • Muhammed-Ali Roethlisberger

    iOS already had this!
    iOS is so much better than this, dip$hits!

    • Steve505

      iOS still doesn’t have 4G, the A4 processor is only 900mhz, and the iPhone has a tiny 3.5 inch screen!!!

    • sylar

      @Muhammed-Ali Roethlisberger

      If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say any thing but since you started it I feel 99.8% justified in telling you to take it and shove it buddy.

  • xxx

    update is pulled. anyone willing to upload the new apk?

  • SliestDragon

    Awesome update. Too bad it got pulled. Hopefully it’s back up soon. :)

  • 513

    APK please, not available through the market here.

  • sylar

    Hm well I hope it comes back soon, I was interested in trying it out.

  • ntan97

    I’m wondering if anyone got the update or was it pulled too fast or did it just never make it to the market….?

  • Sundroid

    That’s a bummer… I was looking forward to checking the new search out.

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  • luiek20

    Can someone please post the apk to this! I want it on my phone soooo badly!!

  • alamoe

    If they pulled the update they must have a good reason. There must be bugs with the apk